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what kind of shortening do you use????

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The shortening i have says its made from prepared meat!!!!! GROOOOOSSSSS........ I have always stayed away from this stuff but i bought some trying to make icing. DId i get the wrong one???? Is there other kinds out there. I mean i dont know what else it would be made from but just the thought is sooooo GROOOOOSSSSSS
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Originally Posted by susanmm23

The shortening i have says its made from prepared meat!!!!! GROOOOOSSSSS........ I have always stayed away from this stuff but i bought some trying to make icing. DId i get the wrong one???? Is there other kinds out there. I mean i dont know what else it would be made from but just the thought is sooooo GROOOOOSSSSSS




I use a product called Sweetex
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post #3 of 33
Yeah, you got the wrong one! icon_sad.gif Don't get rid of it, though. Use it in crusts for meat pies and other stuff instead of normal shortening. Yum!

I use Crisco; it's what my SO gets for me on store runs. Next time you're out, look for "vegetable" on the label, and check the ingredients list if you're still unsure.

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My SIL just called me about a week ago to ask me that same question. She had also accidentally bought the meat one. NO, no, no...gross is right! I would not like icing made from meat fat. Use it to fry your pork chops or chicken fried steak (you can tell I'm in the south--LOL). I use Kroger brand vegetable shortening. Cheaper than Crisco but just as good. I'm convinced it's the same stuff like a lot of store brands. Different label, same contents (ingredients are exactly the same). This is not true for Walmart's vegetable shortening which is softer than Crisco and an off-white color so don't buy that.
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My SIL just called me about a week ago to ask me that same question. She had also accidentally bought the meat one. NO, no, no...gross is right! I would not like icing made from meat fat. Use it to fry your pork chops or chicken fried steak (you can tell I'm in the south--LOL). I use Kroger brand vegetable shortening. Cheaper than Crisco but just as good. I'm convinced it's the same stuff like a lot of store brands. Different label, same contents (ingredients are exactly the same). This is not true for Walmart's vegetable shortening which is softer than Crisco and an off-white color so don't buy that.




Yummy Fryed chops and chicken... and I am not from the south but you did for get the fryed potatoes.....


Ok I am not convinced that they are the same store brand shortening and crisco for most other things I would agree with you but but but... LOL .. NOT Shortening....
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I knew I was forgetting something! Fried potatoes icon_biggrin.gif !

You're right Ladycake...I don't think Crisco would be filling store brand containers. They are made using the same ingredients though. I love my Kroger brands...always as good as the name brands with the exception of ketchup and laundry detergent. They just haven't figured those out yet.
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I knew I was forgetting something! Fried potatoes !

You're right Ladycake...



Cant forget them if your having pork chops... LOL .. I guess that is what you get when your married to an Okie Guy... LOL


OH I know that they are not putting crisco in your store brand container ... I have never tried the Krogger one but I have tried some other store brand shortenings and they are really grease and they are grite (sp) But your right there are some good off brands and there are some bad off brands... LOL
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post #8 of 33
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MMMMMMMMM your making me hungry.... and i am from the south also. Yeah i bought the off brand thinking it would be fine. Should have paid attention to what was in it. Yuck
post #9 of 33
Oh yuck! Animal fat, for icing!! Yuck! I use Crisco too. I have never seen Sweetex before, where would I find that?

For a fundraiser at church before the girl I was working with bought the store brand shortening, and it was a lot softer than Crisco.. the icing did not turn out as good. That was Wal-mart brand though.

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post #10 of 33
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I know i know had i paid attention to it i would not have bought it. guess we will be having some fride potatoes and pork chops for dinner tomorrow.
post #11 of 33
Hmmmm, I shop at Hy-Vee and I use their off brand which is a lot cheaper than Crisco and I"ve had no problems with my icings. It works just as well.

Now I have not come across a generic pop tart that is anywhere even close to the real deal - DOWN WITH GENERIC POP TARTS! YUCK! thumbsdown.gificon_mad.gif
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post #12 of 33
I use Sweetex.

A friend of mine worked for the company that manufactured Kroger brand shortening years ago... he was a lab tech.... it's not Crisco in disguise.

I use lard for chicken and dumplings (the southern kind- not lumps of dough), meat pies, fried chicken and such. I use 1/2 vegetable shortening (Crisco) and 1/2 butter for fried potatoes and fried cabbage.
post #13 of 33
I just use Crisco...haven't wanted to jinx myself by trying something else, since this works just fine.

Where would I find Sweetex? What is the difference in it and crisco?
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post #14 of 33
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I just use Crisco...haven't wanted to jinx myself by trying something else, since this works just fine.

Where would I find Sweetex? What is the difference in it and crisco?




http://www.chefswarehouse.com/Catalog/DisplayDetail.aspx?prd_id=GS235

This is where you can find sweetex... the taste it so much better with the sweetex I use to use crisco all of the time and then someone gave me some to try and I have not gone back... its not as greasey tasting and lighter....
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post #15 of 33
RIght now I am using crisco sticks.... but I do want to try some sweetex once I am able to.....never seen the other shortening made from meat you said??? UGH that sounds bad!
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