Crisco Shortning 453g
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Crisco is a type of shortening, which is fat that is solid at room temperature. Other examples of shortening include butter, margarine, and lard. I think if you insist on working with lard, you will not have the success that you are looking for.
We suggest that you experiment with butter before making your desired dish. Try substituting half the Crisco for butter the next time you make something, and see how this changes the texture of your dish. That’s awesome Sandra! No need to buy something new if you don’t have to… I pretty much exclusively use avocado oil to cook with and to maintain the seasoning on my griddles. You can also try Crisco for seasoning… it’s inexpensive and you may already have it in your pantry.You will need to add more butter to your recipe when replacing Crisco. If your recipe calls for 1 cup of shortening, substitute it for 1 cup of butter plus 2-3 tablespoons of butter. Ghee
Unlike butter, lard makes an excellent substitute for shortening when deep frying because it has a high smoke point. Like Crisco, lard contains minimal water. This limits smoke and splatter during frying. Besides baking, Crisco can be used in place of oil to fry foods. It can also be used to make buttercream frosting. Pros and Cons of Using CriscoMargarine is an even better alternative to Crisco than butter. Margarine is generally much more affordable than butter. Unfortunately, margarine is processed, and its flavor is not as delicious as that of butter.
While the popularity of coconut oil is on the rise because of its health benefits, it should NOT be used for cast iron seasoning. Coconut oil has a super high concentration of saturated fats, making it difficult for the polymerization process to occur. In fact, if you choose to use coconut oil, you will probably find that your seasoning will not be near as durable as other oils.
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Bacon fat is sometimes called lard. However, bacon fat consists of salty stripes that are usually smoked and cured.