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Lard Nutritional Info
- WHAT IS LARD?
Lard is made from pork fat. The process called “rendering” helps to separate the fat from the meat through a slow cooking process. You can render your own lard at home with a fatty piece of meat and a large pan.
- RICH FLAVOR PROFILE
Although it is made from pork fat, lard has a neutral taste. It is savory and can impart a very slight smoky flavor. Many chefs swear by it for flakey, buttery biscuits and pie crusts.
- QUICK AND EASY USES
Lard can add rich flavor without watering down a recipe. Use in place of shortening for baking savory items such as biscuits. Mix with corn flour and water to make ‘masa’ for tamales. Use as a base for frying chicken or steak. It’s also commonly used for traditional refried beans.
- BENEFITS OF LARD
Since lard is solid at room temperature and has a high smoke point, it is ideal for baking or frying. The thicker consistency will keep dough moist while baking and it can also withstand a reasonable amount of heat without burning.
- MADE WITH SIMPLE INGREDIENTS
No artificial coloring and no salt added.
HOW TO USE LARD
- Use in place of butter or shortening in both sweet and savory baked goods – pie crusts, biscuits, cookies etc.
- Heat to a liquid and use to fry chicken, steaks, potatoes.
- Mix with corn flour and water to make Masa for tamales.
- Add to refried bean recipes for richer flavor.
Lard, Hydrogenated Lard, BHA, Propyl Gallate and Citric Acid added to preserve flavor.
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I got the red 40 blues.
I was sad to see that you add red 40 to your enchilada sauce. I have enjoyed it but will try to find an alternative as I am having health issues and trying to cut out unhealthy ingredients from my diet. Is it necessary?
Response from La Preferida
Hi Leslie, we completely understand the need for clean and safe ingredients! Luckily, we do have an Organic and Gluten-Free alternative to our Red Enchilada Sauce which you can find here. No artificial ingredients here 🙂 Hope this helps! https://shop.lapreferida.com/products/organic-red-enchilada-sauce-tetra-recart%C2%AE?_pos=2&_sid=ea3cb464f&_ss=r
The best rice on the market
I love this rice, but sad that the store near me that carried it has now closed. However, I will search for it simply because it is reliable and the best in taste. I’ve never been a fan of jasmine or basmati rice – they both have distinct aroma and taste that can fight with food at times. This rice is perfect for pretty much any use. It’s not pounded and beaten down like many bags of white rice are. The quality is consistent and the rice is extremely clean right from the bag (although I always wash rice regardless to eliminated some of the starch). I’ve been a fan for years and will continue to be, even if it takes a bit more effort to find now.
La Preferida has always been#1
I’ve always enjoyed La Preferida special spicy flavor!
A delicious quick meail.
The best refried beans out there!
I have tried every brand of refried beans out there and the La Preferida authentic refried beans are by far the best ones on the market! I guess everyone in my town knows this as well, because it’s always hard to find it on the shelves. I ordered two cases, which arrived well packaged and not one dented can! And just in time, as I was down to my last can in the pantry! If this company ever stops making this, I don’t know what I’ll do!!
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