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Things to do with extra beef lard

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 18, 2013 at 4:31 PM

I end up with an awful lot of extra pastured beef lard from my constant bone-broth-making and I can only use so much in my other cooking (I mainly use it saute the onions I start almost every dish with). Any suggestions what else one can do with beef fat? Anyone out there tried making soap with it? It seems a shame to waste it. By the way, I make broth in a crock pot and often let it get up to boiling for hours so the broth itself does end up plenty fatty, but there is always a thick layer of fat on top that I need to scoop off after the first boil. Drinking straight fat is just a littttle too intense for me. : )

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on March 19, 2013
at 01:21 PM

Haha. Well, if you make them yourself with this recipe, you will not crave them often since it is so much work/mess. I think Michael Pollan said something like you can eat junk food, as long as you make it from scratch. The work involved will turn you off from eating it very often.

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on March 19, 2013
at 01:04 AM

Mmmm...like I need another reason to crave french fries. : )

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on March 19, 2013
at 01:02 AM

Ah, this is exactly the type of think I was thinking about. But yeah, what to do about the beef smell...

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on March 19, 2013
at 12:58 AM

Oh I love the idea of spiced tallow. Just went to an extraordinary spice shop in Santa Rosa, CA yesterday and came home with some great herbs and blends, so I'll definitely try this. Thanks!

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on March 18, 2013
at 11:44 PM

Not yet. I'm a little hesitant to smell like beef! It sounds like it would be a great moisturizer and I am always looking for something to keep the eczema on my hands at bay.

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on March 18, 2013
at 10:30 PM

MAthGirl, this is great! I just tried melting beef fat with coconut oil and macadamia oil, blending then adding essential oils for scent to create a body oil that would use up some of my abundant beef fat. It feels great, but I can notice the beefy smell in spite of the lavender and sandalwood e.o.'s So the jury is still out....Have you tried it?

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D8612a7c536e74f9855b70d8e97919b5

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on March 18, 2013
at 04:41 PM

It is great for deep frying. It makes the best french fries ever: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/05/perfect-french-fries-recipe.html

It takes a lot of tallow, but you can reuse it several times before you need to discard it.

I also use my tallow to fry eggs or just about anything else I cook in a pan.

8d0159cec3d62b31d9acce9243915ab9

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on March 19, 2013
at 01:04 AM

Mmmm...like I need another reason to crave french fries. : )

D8612a7c536e74f9855b70d8e97919b5

(1042)

on March 19, 2013
at 01:21 PM

Haha. Well, if you make them yourself with this recipe, you will not crave them often since it is so much work/mess. I think Michael Pollan said something like you can eat junk food, as long as you make it from scratch. The work involved will turn you off from eating it very often.

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on March 18, 2013
at 05:00 PM

I read this over the weekend that you may find interesting: http://www.mommypotamus.com/tallow-for-skin-care/

Ef32d6cc543a74319464e2100e5a9ffd

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on March 18, 2013
at 10:30 PM

MAthGirl, this is great! I just tried melting beef fat with coconut oil and macadamia oil, blending then adding essential oils for scent to create a body oil that would use up some of my abundant beef fat. It feels great, but I can notice the beefy smell in spite of the lavender and sandalwood e.o.'s So the jury is still out....Have you tried it?

8d0159cec3d62b31d9acce9243915ab9

(20)

on March 19, 2013
at 01:02 AM

Ah, this is exactly the type of think I was thinking about. But yeah, what to do about the beef smell...

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on March 18, 2013
at 11:44 PM

Not yet. I'm a little hesitant to smell like beef! It sounds like it would be a great moisturizer and I am always looking for something to keep the eczema on my hands at bay.

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on March 18, 2013
at 10:13 PM

You can use tallow for anything you would use a fat solid at room temperature for. Sautéing, enriching, roasting. Personally, I heat it and mix it with spices like hungarian paprika, cumin, and cardamom and then pour it on veggies, lean meats, or soaked nuts and then put it in the fridge. It solidifies onto them, sticking the spices to the surface as well as helping to preserve whatever it encases. Perfect, satisfying snacks.

8d0159cec3d62b31d9acce9243915ab9

(20)

on March 19, 2013
at 12:58 AM

Oh I love the idea of spiced tallow. Just went to an extraordinary spice shop in Santa Rosa, CA yesterday and came home with some great herbs and blends, so I'll definitely try this. Thanks!

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