We are having a problem trying to buy tubs or blocks of beef fat for cooking with. Lard (pork fat. "Manteca") is no problem to get and there is a tasty Ib??rico lard available here but I really want to track down beef fat.
Am I right in thinking it is called "carne de goteo"? How can I get it?
asked bypaleohacks (78467)
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on April 13, 2012
at 07:10 PM
I have never seen beef fat for sale in my area of Spain... southwest, lots of pigs. "Beef drippings" (carne de goteo, o simplemente grasa de ternera)) literally.
Neither have I seen sheep or lamb fat commercially produced and sold. I save my own lamb fat from cooking and use it it many dishes. Lamb is generally very fatty.
You could look for fatty cuts of beef at the butchers, or, better still, as the craze is for lean meat, butchers tend to trim off the fat and throw it away. A friendly butcher is what I would try if I was in your situation.
My situation is farm country, where most folks, including myself, kill their own animals.