“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cooking lard „
Usually when I'm out shopping I purchase Vegetable oil or sunflower oil however the other week I was really trying to cut back on what I spent in the supermarket as I wanted a couple of new out dvds to add to my colllection! Cutting corners wasn't that difficult particulary when I saw a block of lard my mother always bought when I was a kid costing only 27p instead of around a pound for oil so I decided to revisit my youth and give it a go!
The lard comes in block form and is wrapped in a white and dark green paper wrapper into a squarish shape. On the front of the block we are told that it is Asda 'Smart Price' Lard 'Ideal for frying, baking & roasting'. Other information on the wrapper stated includes nutritional information, ingredients and the size is stated (which in this case is a 250g block and the only size I have seen this available to purchase in by the way) and contact details for Asda are given. This is a cheap looking wrapper but at the same time informative as it needs to be and there is a measuring guide in grams on there as well which is handy if you need to measure this out for any reason.
The Lard Itself:
What you get is a set block of fatty, white glossy lard with simply a greasy smell to it really. This isn't suitable for vegetarians as it contains pork lard so this is only suitable for meaty dishes or ones that don't mind meat flavourings added to them.....lucky for me I was trying to grease some ramakins with this to bake some chocolate puddings when my mate stepped in and stopped me right at the last minute lol.
Basically on contact with heat this goes to a very fine, greasy see-through liquid so I find with this I don't actually need to use very much of it at all and I have used it to roast potatoes, fry a breakfast in and all sorts of things and find it good, if not a bit greasy so I have to go easy when using it which though does run out economical in the long run.
I appreciate the slight meat taste it gives to my foods and it cooks stuff well and I have to admit it really does taste up some roasties though this will be too greasy for some people I'm sure!
This is a freezable product and should be refridgerated too once opened!
Nutritional Information Per 10g:
of which sugars: Nil
of which saturates: 4.4g
equivalent as salt: Nil
Only available in Asda stores priced 27p a block