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Old 12-20-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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Question Kidney Suet vs Lard?

Is Kidney suet pretty much identical to lard. A guy at work brought his chili today and it was awesome. He gave me the recipe but it calls for kidney suet. I was thinking of replacing with lard but i have no idea if they are essentially the same thing. If not and if its going to make a big difference they how would i go about looking for it?



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Old 12-20-2011, 09:10 PM   #2
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If you were to render down beef kidney suet, you would have tallow. Lard is rendered pork kidney fat. So they are effectively the same thing, but from different animals. From a cooking perspective, I would say they are pretty much interchangeable.
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