Need a recipe for pie crust using chicken fat and NO butter

Looking for a good pie crust recipe using chicken fat as the primary fat, though shortening and/or margarine to supplement are OK, too. Just no butter! Thanks in advance for your help!

  • Posted by: Tammy
  • August 9, 2011
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Tammy August 21, 2011
Thanks! You all convinced me to try duck fat instead. I made the first pie in the NYT article with 4 T duck fat and 6 T shortening. Probably too much duck fat, but I was hesitant to use too much shortening, and dairy was out of the question.
 
Greenstuff August 11, 2011
I made a duck fat crust recently. It was great, but it did have half butter
http://www.morethangourmet.com/our-family-recipes/duck-fat-pastry

 
inpatskitchen August 11, 2011
I ran across this article this morning

http://www.cyber-kitchen.com/rfcj/TIPSandSOLUTIONS/Schmaltz_for_Pie_Pastries.html

maybe it will be helpful
 
CarlaCooks August 10, 2011
Chicken fat? That's a new one for me! Can you use lard instead? Or even duck fat? Here's a good article on using animal fat for pie crusts from the New York Times from a few years back: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B01E6DC173EF936A25752C1A9609C8B63
 
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