culture.pl/en/article/10-polish-dishes-that-will-probably-weird-you-out Finally something that can be easily found in every shop, every culinary festival, and at every tavern serving traditional dishes. We’re talking about smalec, namely lard produced by rendering pork fat, eaten with salt, crackling, and sometimes sausage or chopped apple. This thick lard spread is said to be highly unhealthy, so eat it with a slice of rustic bread to make yourself feel less disgusting. When foreigners hear it contains 99% fat, they’re often a little put off.
Nope, sorry, couldn't eat that. I know it's popular but it's lard with bacon and onion. My parents used to cook with lard and to me it has a very unpleasant taste to it. I can tell very easily if something's been cooked in lard.
My parents used to cook with lard and to me it has a very unpleasant taste to it. I can tell very easily if something's been cooked in lard.
Probably they heated that lard fat too much while cooking. Then it tastes and smells nasty. But when not overcooked, it is one of the most delicious fats of all. I can`t imagine my meat pierogis dipped in another fat than rendered lard.
Probably they heated that lard fat too much while cooking
In their day, lard was the fat to use for any type of frying, mainly because it was cheap I think. Chip shop chips in this country are often cooked with mainly lard because it makes the chips crispier. I think you're right in that the lard was heated too much, I can remember smoking hot lard in frying pans. The smell was horrible.