Real Food: Recipes for Cooking With Lard

Cooking with lard is the the secret to making your best recipes even better.
By GRIT staff
June 2013

Fresh-baked cinnamon rolls are better when made with lard.
Karen Keb


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Lard. What comes to your mind when you hear that word? Hopefully it’s the flakiest of pie crusts, crispiest fried chicken and fluffiest biscuits. This pure fat was used in kitchens for centuries, and thankfully it’s making a comeback. Food fanatics everywhere are discovering the difference in their favorite dishes when they use lard in place of hydrogenated oils such as canola, shortening, margarine, etc. Bake Perfect Pie Crust using lard, and guests will line up for the recipe. Fry up Henrietta’s Spicy Fried Chicken to taste how fried chicken is meant to be. Worried about health risks that have been associated with lard? No need to fret, lard is one of the purest, healthiest fats available, so long as you purchase it farm fresh or render it yourself  

Recipes for Cooking With Lard

 

Fresh-Baked Cinnamon Rolls  

Henrietta's Spicy Fried Chicken  

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits  

Crispy Fish Patties  

Homemade Flour Tortillas  

Favorite Apple Fritters  

Skillet Sourdough Biscuits  

Buttermilk Cornbread  

Perfect Pie Crust  

Maine Whoopie Pie  








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