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Old 12-24-2012, 07:41 AM   #11
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OK,
If I'm understanding you right this could be beef fat from around the kibneys?? guessing here, so mince it finely,dust with a little flour to stop it going 'gloopy' and use it to make pastry. I know this as 'SUET'. You can also make wonderful steamed puddingsie. trecle pudding, apple steamed pud etc( google these for recipies using Suet)
If I'm on the right track you have a wonderful by-product here. If I'm wrong, then sorry, can't help
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:17 PM   #12
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Sorry for the delay. I finally got my camera to work and I have taken two pictures of what I am talking about. Hopefully everyone should be on the same page after seeing the fat. Here it is:

http://ptpimg.me/588zen.jpg
http://ptpimg.me/u9kqom.jpg
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:55 PM   #13
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Sorry for the delay. I finally got my camera to work and I have taken two pictures of what I am talking about. Hopefully everyone should be on the same page after seeing the fat. Here it is:

http://ptpimg.me/588zen.jpg
http://ptpimg.me/u9kqom.jpg
I clicked the links and both of them gave me blank pages.

Are you talking about pork fat?
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:34 PM   #14
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View image: fat1
View image: fat2

I don't know why it didn't work but try these two links. It is beef fat.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:52 AM   #15
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Ok,
Looks like good ol' fashioned " Beef Dripping". Spread on toast, season with pepper and salt and enjoy ( now and again as a TREAT) and worry about the heart attack another day.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:29 PM   #16
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Any other ideas you have? I don't have any bread. I would buy some or try to make some but perhaps another day. I rarely eat bread.

But I am glad that what I have has finally been identified. :)
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:55 PM   #17
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You could use the rendered fat for frying chips or onion rings, add it to lean meats like game and grind it to make burgers, cube the fat and fry till crisp and golden, fry a few cubes of beef and serve on top of mashed potatoes, use the rendered fat to make fried rice for beef strifry etc.
I've got high cholesterol so I wouldn't use it anymore but as a rare treat it's fine.
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I'd make bird feeders. But I'm an animal lover who doesn't eat beef/pork/chicken. LOL.

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Any other ideas you have? I don't have any bread. I would buy some or try to make some but perhaps another day. I rarely eat bread.

But I am glad that what I have has finally been identified. :)
As it's being given to you, it's kind of inconvenient. There's a reason the butcher isn't bothering to package it up and sell it to people.

You can use it to fatten very lean meats. If you mix it with breadcrumbs, mashed potatoes, or rice, you can turn it into a kind of meatloaf or meatballs. It'll be really greasy as it cooks.

That being said, rendering it is the best option.

Once you have the rendered fat there's a lot you can do with it, using it in place of butter or oil.

If it's not too piggy/beefy smelling, you can make incredible pastry for desserts (especially pie crust). If it is piggy/beefy smelling, you can make incredible pastry for meat pies :D.

You can mix it with lye and make soap (please learn how to do this before trying it!) If you blend it with wax and a little scent you can use it to moisturise dry skin.
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