Originally Posted by AmandaPanda
lol am I the only one here that thinks food cooked in the fat drippings of other foods is a bit gross .... ok that was an understatement it actually makes me want to gag lol ... I honestly have never had anything cooked in lard and when I cook bacon (which I RARELY do unless it is turkey bacon) then I drain the drippings and wipe the pan clean before cooking anything else. I have a hard enough time making BC with veg shortening the whole hydrogenated oils make me want to kill over thinking of them clogging my arteries but these are for others and not myself lol, I am actualy considering making frosting for my next cake out of tofu, I have found some recipes that sounds really good
Hey Amanda! I just thought I would reply that I understand your sentiments! I grew up in LA, spent my entire childhood and early adulthood in California. Grew up not eating pork much, bacon crisp, and a whole lotta avocados and sprouts and whole wheat bread.
Then, 4 years ago I moved to Memphis TN when I got married. Boy! They will fry anything up if it stands still long enough in the south! Sometimes my husband's family laughs at me for wanting to pick off the fried coating on chicken, or throwing out the bacon grease, or refusing the plate of fried okra. But sometimes I try a little since I am a "transfer-southerner" now LOL.
So... anyway I understand how you feel!
BTW- my Canadian friend says poutine is awesome. He dreams of it and says you just can't find the right kind of cheese curds here to make it! But... why is it that they eat fries with Mayo in Amsterdam, they eat fries with gravy in Canada and we eat fries with ketchup in the US? Who is really the weirdest?????