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Can you buy suet in the US?

Old Jan 15th 2008, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Mandana View Post
I've looked in Krogers and HEB but no luck. Then again, I didn't look very hard and didn't have the time to ask anyone, but I'm wondering if it's actually available as I was discussing how to make Christmas pudding with some American ladies and they'd never heard of suet!

Are we destined to live a life dumpling-less?!
Growing up in the US Northeast, we always had suet available. My mom always got it at the local pet store or birdwatcher's club. You stick it out on a pole to attract certain species of winter bird.

Oh, you mean you eat it?!?!? :embaressed_smile:
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Originally Posted by bridgecross View Post
Growing up in the US Northeast, we always had suet available. My mom always got it at the local pet store or birdwatcher's club. You stick it out on a pole to attract certain species of winter bird.

Oh, you mean you eat it?!?!? :embaressed_smile:
The suet for birds isn't the same - you don't want to eat that.

Suet (for puddings) is the finest fat from around the kidney. Bird suet is all sorts of yucky fat ground together.
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I just had to google suet to find out what it was. I wish I hadn't, now!
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Default Re: Can you buy suet in the US?

Originally Posted by Mandana View Post
I've looked in Krogers and HEB but no luck. Then again, I didn't look very hard and didn't have the time to ask anyone, but I'm wondering if it's actually available as I was discussing how to make Christmas pudding with some American ladies and they'd never heard of suet!

Are we destined to live a life dumpling-less?!

The British Isles Store in Rice Village in Houston sells it.
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Default Re: Can you buy suet in the US?

Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
The British Isles Store in Rice Village in Houston sells it.
Or of course on line stores: e.g., http://www.wisechoiceuk.com/scripts/...?idCategory=57
http://www.buybritish.net/store/cust...roductid=18708

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Old Jan 17th 2008, 3:07 am
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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
The British Isles Store in Rice Village in Houston sells it.
Of course! Thanks Sugar .. and everyone else. Cheers

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I have even seen vegetable suet in places... no problems here in Michigan.
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Old Jan 19th 2008, 10:24 pm
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Default Re: Can you buy suet in the US?

Originally Posted by E17Avenue View Post
I have even seen vegetable suet in places... no problems here in Michigan.
I've not seen it out here in California in regular supermarkets. I get mine from a British food shop in San Francisco when I am there. Although, only the vegetable Atora is available and not the beef variety.
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Originally Posted by cpltony View Post
I made a bread pudding without suet....I substituted lard and it worked well.....just be sure to dice it into tiny pieces for fear of lard chunks after coming out of the oven.

Not sure how well it will work in a Christmas Pudding though.
Hope that helps.

I make bread pudding without suet or lard. Use butter, milk, eggs, sugar and spices.
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If you can't find a butcher find a slaughterhouse
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Default Re: Can you buy suet in the US?

Originally Posted by Thydney View Post
If you can't find a butcher find a slaughterhouse
Which is what happened to me - when I thought I was going to a butcher

Great suet though, once I dismantled it.

To the OP - if you get a chunk of the stuff - pull the nice white bits off the membrane, freeze them, then shred with a food processor - otherwise it'll gum up whatever you're trying to grind it with.
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Which is what happened to me - when I thought I was going to a butcher

Great suet though, once I dismantled it.

To the OP - if you get a chunk of the stuff - pull the nice white bits off the membrane, freeze them, then shred with a food processor - otherwise it'll gum up whatever you're trying to grind it with.
You can't beat a nice bit of fat from a cows intestines
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Default Re: Can you buy suet in the US?

Originally Posted by Thydney View Post
You can't beat a nice bit of fat from a cows intestines
Nah, I believe the definition of fine suet is "fat from around the kidney of a prime beef".

Unless you know differently?
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Originally Posted by Tracym View Post
Nah, I believe the definition of fine suet is "fat from around the kidney of a prime beef".

Unless you know differently?
LOL I usually call all the guts 'puddings' don't know why intestines came out but you are correct
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LOL I usually call all the guts 'puddings' don't know why intestines came out but you are correct
You brits are disgusting.
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