Potato chips (crisps) fried in lard

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    Best kind, IMO. There's something about the texture of lard fried potato chips that other oils can't measure up to.

    Back on the east coast, I can get the Grandma Utz Kettle Cooked (yum!) but I'm having a really hard time finding a bag of lard fried potato chips here in the DFW area. I think I've been to just about every specialty grocer in the area with no luck. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
     
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    What irony - having trouble finding food cooked in lard - in Texas!! :D
     
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    Wow, I didn't even know you could buy chips cooked in lard
     
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    Oh. I thought this was going to be another Paula Deen thread.
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    To attempt to answer the OP's question (and it truly pains me to recommend visiting this store), I have heard that <grits teeth> Wal-Mart carries the Grandma Utz chips - however they may still be restricted to certain regions of the US.

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    I'm going to order them online or have someone them shipped to me. Not going to spend a bunch of time in the states without my favorite potato chips.

    Food culture here in North Texas is extremely homogenized. Except for a few enclaves, food culture here can be described in one word: corporate. It's actually really bad and what's even worse is that the natives have no idea what they're missing.
     
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    Reminds me of the locals up here in Anchorage. There are some great mom-and-pop restaurants serving fresh locally-sourced food, but people flock to Applebee's and TGI Fridays. Why buy frozen Atlantic-caught seafood from some chain restaurant when the some of the best seafood in the world is available fresh in local restaurants and supermarkets? :confused:
     
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    Sounds oddly familiar. There's a non English speaking taco place nearby that serves tacos with a choice of about twelve different fillings and a couple different types of sauces. Really good traditional Mexican tacos. Yet there are a half dozen Taco Bells/Buenos littering the area. It's stunning.

    There are entire towns/burbs here where pretty much every restaurant, bar and/or grill is one of these corporate joints, with the exception of the Mexican food. And believe it or not, not counting Mexican, Hispanic food here doesn't measure up to East or West coast.
     
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    Look, she makes her own saddle.
     
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    That picture is so correct on so many levels.
     
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    I dunno who this Paula Deen lady is, but I get the sense I'd like her cooking.
     
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    They do have an online store. You're welcome.
     
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    Ah.....Youtube. Now her butterfingers can reach viewers all around the world.
     
  19. edifyingGerbil macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I'm ordering some. Their international shipping is ridiculously cheap; wish I'd discovered this site before... I miss good ol' fashioned Bostonian comforts.
     

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