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Old 12-26-2005, 02:37 PM   #11
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What did you do? Go dumpster diving for empty oil containers? LOL
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:28 PM   #12
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Had a feeling it would be something like that. We used to make french fries using crico shortening and lard, best fries we ever had.
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Old 12-26-2005, 06:12 PM   #13
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Lard does make things taste good. I used to use it in biscuits and pie crust, and I still sometimes add a little bacon grease to my oil when I'm pan-frying chicken. Just a few tbls makes a difference in the taste.
By the way, I really liked those french fries that McYuck's made with the beef fat.
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:01 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by vanwingen
I finally found the answer today! Here's what it is:

Butcher Boy Heavy-Duty Frying Shortening.
(prepared with meat fats and vegetable oils, BHA, BHT, and citric acid added to improve stability)


Mystery solved !!!!

What do you think ?????
Hah! I was right - it was the stuff MickeyD used to use!

If you're looking for that oil on a personal consumer basis, though, I don't think you'll find it on the grocery store shelves. Perhaps you could order it over the internet, do a search to find out. But I'm thinking that it's probably only sold in bulk by the big food service companies.
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:13 AM   #15
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My neighbor was using peanut oil to fry fish back in July, and they tasted fine to me.
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:59 AM   #16
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for serious heavy duty frying a mix of beef tallow, lard and vegetable shortening is awesome. but...you are using saturated fats.
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:48 PM   #17
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Where do you get beef tallow, Robo?
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:27 AM   #18
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I often shop at an old fashioned butcher shop. They have soup bones, blocks of beef fat, etc for all kinds of cooking needs. But I would think a quality supermarket's meat dept would put some asife for you if asked.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:45 AM   #19
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... sunflower oils are relatively recent newcomers to the available cooking oils. Corn oil has been around forever, even longer than soybean oil. And it was a very popular oil 40 years back...
Off topic: inteesting. Coming from soviet union, corn oil was practicaly not available. On the other hand sunflower oil was radily available and used by everybody. As a matter of fact my father refuses to use corn oil nowadays and buys his sunflower oil in the russian store as it is easier to find there rather in the regular groccery store.
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