Nov 17, 2006, 4:23 PM
Post #13 of 18
Here is the schtick: Cristal is just
Re:manteca vs shortening?
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like Crisco or a store brand.
Unless you are a vegetarian, fresh or
homemade lard is healthier for you.
And, MUCH MORE tasty!
I am talking abut the vanilla-colored
or darker beige manteca that is not
solidified, comes much closer to the
consistency of Mexican crema.
It comes in a container like crema
would come in, not necessarily a
brand-name, but like a container
from the deli.
It is obtained by making your own,
or buying at a carniceria in MX, or,
in areas where is some hispanic
population, in the US.
NOT the white block or bucket or
more recently something resembling
a soft-margarine container from
some big processor.
Hormel and Armour sell such stuff
in the US. THAT stiff stand-alone
pure white substance has had all
the nutrients and FLAVOR processed
out of it, and isnt so much
I wpnt go into the nasty details.
I run a group
and have an article from Food and Wine
magazine saved somewhere.... will post
The Brownish more flowing stuff makes
a mighty tasty pastry, tamales,
antojitos, fried chicken, cookies,
and and other delights.
As one of my buddies on the cooking
!! Viva la manteca !!
There is just something about corn
and pork products that is a match
made in heaven.
ps= Please scuse any typos, I had
cataract surgery in July and still
!! Viva Mexico, warts and all !!!