Besides the stuff in the red box at the supermarket? My mom used to make all her pie crusts with lard and they were EXCELLENT; however, I've noticed that the quality of lard seems to have deteriorated.
Sometimes, it’s best to add no liquid to the cooker. Here, we toss onion wedges, baby potatoes, and large carrot chunks with oil and harissa. We then arrange seared chicken thighs on top, and cook the mixture with no liquid added.