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My Leaf Lard Pie Crust Has Sinew in it.

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My Leaf Lard Pie Crust Has Sinew in it.

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chowchau | | Feb 19, 2012 06:59 PM

I just decided to hop on the lardwagon after hearing so much about it on Planet Money.
I bought frozen leaf lard from Heritage Meats here in NYC. What a thrill having them cut off a piece with the bandsaw!
I cut up tiny pieces of the frozen lard and made my pie crust in the food processor. The berry tart I made was good, but had unmistakeable bits of porky sinew in the crust. They were unchewable so not really acceptable in a flaky crust.
What should I do? First thaw my lard and then run my fingers through it looking for the sinew to pull out? Rendering the lard is out of the question. I don't have that kind of time.
Any help would be appreciated!

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