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26 November, 2017

Thanksgiving Turkey in Caul Fat

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Caul Fat & A Thanksgiving Turkey Met in a Bar….

 

Turkey in Caul Fat

Turkey in Caul Fat

What is Caul Fat you say?  Well, its one of three varieties of lard that can be obtained from a pig/hog.

 

Caul fat is a lacy membrane of fat that surrounds the stomach and other digestive organs. It’s sometimes called fat netting, and in France, it is referred to as crépine.  Caul has a stringy texture,  it is difficult to render, and its a rare hard to find fat. it has a pronounced porky flavor. Its exclusive development gives it a unique function as a wrapper for sausages and forcemeats.  The French tradition of charcuterie, Think sausage-making, has many items that consist of some type of filling wrapped in caul fat,. they are called crépinettes, and they can be shaped like patties or small round bundles.  Some great info on Pork Fats/Lards can be found here… https://www.thespruce.com/what-is-caul-fat-995601

Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

188f  Close to perfect

188f Close to perfect