I have a bit of a love affair with buffalo wings. I’ve even made the 8 hour pilgrimage to the Anchor Bar in Buffalo where they originated. Up until recently, buffalo wings have been my keto friendly go-to item in restaurants, but having done a fair bit of reading on PUFA oils like the soybean oil that most buffalo wings are fried in, I’ve been avoiding them recently.
Low and behold, I just read that Buffalo Wild Wings fries in everything in beef tallow! They’ve been sued for it, lambasted in the media for it, but they remain resolute. They insist that beef tallow fried wings are better. I avoid chain restaurants generally, but this is apparently one that I can get behind.
I’ve never even had a tallow fried wing as far as I know, but I’m breaking a 60hr fast in a couple hours, and I’m headed there for lunch!
It does make me wonder what other restaurants around me might be using beef tallow or lard for frying. I wonder if some BBQ joints, who aren’t too shy about saturated fat, might use lard. When I lived in Portland, ME there was a restaurant called “Duck Fat” that fried everything in, you guessed it, duck fat. The fries were absolutely amazing and the place was always packed.
Do any of you guys have restaurants around you that fry in beef tallow or lard?