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Old 12-25-2016, 04:53 PM   #1
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Carnitas!

Homemade Carnitas Tacos by James, on Flickr

First melted 2 pounds of Lard
Added 5 pounds of Boston Butt cut into 2 inch cubes.
Made a bundle of 1 medium onion, 1 bunch of thyme and a few bay leaves. Added this to the pot.
1/2 litter of made in Mexico Coca Cola (real sugar)
Added 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons of Sea Salt
Enough water to cover.

Bring everything up to a slow boil. Need to slowly cook off the water to make the meat tender.
When the water is almost gone and the meat starts to fry take out the bundle with the onion.
When the meat has a nice THIN crust remove the meat and place it on a rack to cool.

Video of Recipe. https://youtu.be/adwFQoOiKcY

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Old 12-26-2016, 03:55 AM   #2
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Looks great! A squeeze of lime and it would be heaven!
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Old 12-26-2016, 07:45 AM   #3
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"Pulled Pork", Mexican style! Looks really great! Did you use leaf lard? I bought some of it and now I have another idea for using it.
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"Pulled Pork", Mexican style! Looks really great! Did you use leaf lard? I bought some of it and now I have another idea for using it.
I would have loved to used that. I had to use the hydrogenated stuff. This after running all over town looking for any lard. Its getting very hard to find. If I had planned ahead I should have bought some from the real butcher but he is 45 minutes away.
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Old 12-26-2016, 04:26 PM   #5
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https://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb...ords=leaf+lard

Jet does not have it.

Also check "leaf lard retail" on Google...lots of small farms selling it.
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Looks great! A squeeze of lime and it would be heaven!
That and just a bit of chopped onion!
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Ok, I'll bite. What is especial about leaf lard?

Lard is congealed pork fat, yes?
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Ok, I'll bite. What is especial about leaf lard?

Lard is congealed pork fat, yes?
Rendered and congealed actually, but

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lard

...The highest grade of lard, known as leaf lard, is obtained from the "flare" visceral fat deposit surrounding the kidneys and inside the loin. Leaf lard has little pork flavor, making it ideal for use in baked goods, where it is valued for its ability to produce flaky, moist pie crusts. ...
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Carnitas! [url=https://flic.kr/p/QtqduS][img]https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/681/31815394986_3d55453594_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/QtqduS]Homemade Carnitas Tacos[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/40726522@N02/]James[/url], on Flickr First melted 2 pounds of Lard Added 5 pounds of Boston Butt cut into 2 inch cubes. Made a bundle of 1 medium onion, 1 bunch of thyme and a few bay leaves. Added this to the pot. 1/2 litter of made in Mexico Coca Cola (real sugar) Added 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons of Sea Salt Enough water to cover. Bring everything up to a slow boil. Need to slowly cook off the water to make the meat tender. When the water is almost gone and the meat starts to fry take out the bundle with the onion. When the meat has a nice THIN crust remove the meat and place it on a rack to cool. Video of Recipe. [url]https://youtu.be/adwFQoOiKcY[/url] 3 stars 1 reviews
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