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Leaf lard for pie crust

Postby Beth Thorpe » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:39 pm

Pi day approaches quickly, and I realized I have no idea where to get leaf lard in Louisville for pie crust. Or good local rendered lard. In my pie crust I use a mix of lard and butter and the hydrogenated stuff at the grocery store is no better than using shortening, in my opinion. Any ideas? haven't had a chance yet to go to all of the butchers from the other thread to check them out.
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Re: Leaf lard for pie crust

Postby Steve H » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:30 pm

I don't know where to get natural lard.

I just wanted to say that I like the cut of your jib!

How could lard be bad?
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Re: Leaf lard for pie crust

Postby Jay M. » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:51 pm

Beth,

I would try Burger's Market. Phone/directions in the link. No affiliation on my part. They have honest-to-goodness butchers there and tend to stock, or can get, unusual items.

http://burgersmarket.squarespace.com/location-hours/
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Re: Leaf lard for pie crust

Postby Mark R. » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:57 pm

You could also try calling the Swift packing house down in Butchertown. The number of hogs they processed daily I'm sure they either process the lard or ship it someplace that does.
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Re: Leaf lard for pie crust

Postby Mary Anne » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:26 am

Jim Fiedler (Fiedler Family Farms) sells all natural lard and leaf lard. He is at the BRFM location Thursdays 4 - 6 pm. Email him today (tues) for pickup on Thursday... jfiedler@psci.net It keeps forever in the fridge...
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Re: Leaf lard for pie crust

Postby Carla G » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:04 am

Since we're talking about it, are there any other uses for leaf lard other than pie crusts?
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Re: Leaf lard for pie crust

Postby Madeline Peters » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:36 am

I cook with it. The best fat in the world and quite healthy. (Check out Weston Price) I have ordered it by mail and that can be expensive. Nice to know there is a local source.
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Re: Leaf lard for pie crust

Postby Robin Garr » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:07 am

I'm pretty sure you can get it - lard, anyway, if not leaf lard - at Latino supermarkets; there's one in just about every corner of town nowadays. Ask for "manteca."

Also, I'm pretty sure Kroger carries lard, at least an industrial brand. It hasn't disappeared entirely from country-style baking.
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Re: Leaf lard for pie crust

Postby Madeline Peters » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:26 am

The ones you find in the market are partially hydrogenated and filled with preservatives. You have to go for the good stuff, preferably organic.
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Re: Leaf lard for pie crust

Postby Robin Garr » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:02 pm

Madeline Peters wrote:The ones you find in the market are partially hydrogenated and filled with preservatives. You have to go for the good stuff, preferably organic.

Ah, got it.
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Re: Leaf lard for pie crust

Postby Beth Thorpe » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:38 pm

Heading out early tomorrow to hunt- Thanks y'all. You are saving a very important holiday! Pi Day( March 14 or 3.14 :wink:) is a big deal in this house. Nerdiness. Pie. What else could you want? Except more pie, of course.
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Re: Leaf lard for pie crust

Postby Jamie O » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:51 pm

We use Tropical traditions non-hydrogenated organic palm shortening. We get it online, but if we ever run out we pick up spectrum brand of the same product (available at most krogers in the health food section for $6.19) I like tropical traditions better though.
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