Roasting potatoes? Want something cheaper and arguably better than goose fat? Heston recommends Beef Dripping: just 60p 250g Tesco (and elsewhere)
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Roasting potatoes? Want something cheaper and arguably better than goose fat? Heston recommends Beef Dripping: just 60p 250g Tesco (and elsewhere)

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Found 26th Mar 2017
Perfect for roast potatoes - and no self-respecting Yorkshire fish and chippery would use anything else!

Cheap, but incredibly good.

"Beef dripping is a great forgotten British ingredient and we should be using it more; it's the missing ingredient for truly great fish and chips."

"It's not just flavour that makes beef dripping such an exciting prospect. If you're using fat extracted from a joint of beef, you know where that fat has come from, unlike some supermarket oils."
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Fully agree
Let's bring back lard!
loopz

Let's bring back lard!


Too right - much underestimated and much maligned (wrongly). It's being rehabilitated though and I suspect it won't be too long before it's overtaken goose fat. Waitrose are already doing a poshed up version in a fancy pack.
not great for vegetarians
Eugh, no thanks - I value my arteries...
Mermoo

Eugh, no thanks - I value my arteries...


You might be in for a surprise - telegraph.co.uk/foo…tml
I have only ever used this as it's the best. Perfect roasties every time
LARD
How is this a deal?
bevalor

LARD


Quite different.
m5rcc

How is this a deal?


Because it's hugely cheaper than goose fat, produces better results, and so few people know about it.
Newbold

Because it's hugely cheaper than goose fat, produces better results, and … Because it's hugely cheaper than goose fat, produces better results, and so few people know about it.



So not a deal then but a public announcement. OK...
but you are saying goose fat in an earlier post (_;)

Cold from me on both, i like pork fat
my roasties are amazing without the fat of a dead creature
bit of sunny or veg or olive oil and bosh.
Newbold

Because it's hugely cheaper than goose fat, produces better results, and … Because it's hugely cheaper than goose fat, produces better results, and so few people know about it.


"so few people know about it" You think? I think you'll find beef dripping was known about long before Heston Bloomintwit and his ilk were ever heard of.
qbs

"so few people know about it" You think? I think you'll find beef … "so few people know about it" You think? I think you'll find beef dripping was known about long before Heston Bloomintwit and his ilk were ever heard of.


My generation is against lard and pro goose fat cos of celeb chefs
loopz

My generation is against lard and pro goose fat cos of celeb chefs



​pro EU too lmao
loopz

Let's bring back lard!



No, it's not particularly good for roasting or frying, bit too neutral, the Beef dripping is better for fravour, only problem is. it overheats and smokes a bit easily.
Remember the good ol' days beef dripping on fresh cut bread with a sprinkling of salt. Dad would grab the loaf out the larder (no bread bins in our day) with the loaf hugged against his chest he'd use the bread knife and cut towards his chest to remove a thin slice (the dried up bit) then cut another slice about 1/2" to an 1" thick and then pop into the fridge for that solidified beef dripping from last weekends roast and spread it, not thickly but enough to cover and chuck on the salt

Yummy

Not this new mast produced dripping but proper home made stuff where the jelly stuff at the bottom had some real taste to it

Gone are the days of sugar sandwiches or ketchup sandwiches and let's not forget with all that ol' fatty (probably classed as unhealthy in todays society) food we had there wasn't many obese kids around. Yes kids with rotten teeth maybe but not obese.

Maybe, just maybe, the reason that we were'nt fat is because we played out in the fresh air not stuck on our phones/tablets or pc's playing games and facebooking and the like.
djames108

my roasties are amazing without the fat of a dead creature bit of … my roasties are amazing without the fat of a dead creature bit of sunny or veg or olive oil and bosh.



So you use the fat of a dead plant instead?​
Newbold

You might be in for a surprise - … You might be in for a surprise - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/healthyeating/11631554/The-rise-and-fall-of-the-no-fat-fad.html;)



You assume I was talking about the fat and not the carbs...
djames108

my roasties are amazing without the fat of a dead creature :Dbit of sunny … my roasties are amazing without the fat of a dead creature :Dbit of sunny or veg or olive oil and bosh.


health.usnews.com/hea…oil
robin5858

So you use the fat of a dead plant instead?​



​how many fat plants have you seen
djames108

​how many fat plants have you seen



Loads. eg coconut is about 33% fat, humans are classified as obese at 32%
My grandma used to use this :). I remember as a child she used to soak bread in the dripping in the roasting pan while the beef was doing and sprinkle loads of salt on it, lovely but my Mum was a nurse and used to go mad about it X)
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