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Beef-fat fries (how bad an idea is this?)


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Beef-fat fries (how bad an idea is this?)

Bill on Capitol Hill | Dec 29, 2006 12:17 AM

So, the 29-ounce can in the freezer into which I pour the fat I drain from hamburger and whatnot is full, and I thought: If I emptied this glop into my frying contraption to make a batch of pommes frites, would that give me some approximation of the vaunted beef-tallow fries? (I imagine there will be some degree of topping-off with peanut oil.)

Is this a horrible idea? There's probably a small percentage of lamb and maybe chicken fat in there as well -- and I'm not entirely sure whether solidified ground-beef runoff qualifies as "tallow" or not.

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