Special Note – This stuff is awesome and today thanks to a Prime Day Deal it is marked down 20%. This stuff is amazing for all your cooking, it does a sear like nothing else on a steak, so give it a try while it is on sale.
Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is South Chicago Packing Wagyu Beef Tallow. It is a huge can of it too, 42 ounces to be exact. Now that I have found this stuff I feel like asking, “where has this been all my life”? It is just amazing stuff.
South Chicago Packing is a 5th generation family-owned business born in the historic stockyards of Chicago. They take pride in their commitment to excellence, dedication to customers, and passion for all things culinary. Their mission is to maintain this 100 year-old tradition, which is why their specialty fats are sourced from only the best.
Wagyu is some of the most amazing beef fat you can get your hands on. It has great flavor and a high smoke point. I use it to sauté and fry just about everything since I found it. I learned about it from Guga who has two amazing YouTube Channels, Guga Foods and Sous Vide Everything.
The video I discovered it in was one of Guga’s experiment videos and now I can’t find it. In the video Guga smoked the tallow and smoked butter as well for about an hour. He put both in the fridge to solidify after that. He then made three steaks sous vide. One just seared at the end as typical, one basted with the smoked butter then seared and one with the smoked wagyu tallow. As you may imagine the wagyu tallow one was the favorite at tasting.
Used sous vide the consensus seems to be don’t cook the steak in the bag with the tallow, rather just use it when searing for best results. I have done this and can confirm that it makes an amazing difference. Here is one of Guga’s videos about that.
Again though I do everything with this stuff since finding it. Veggies, cauliflower rice, fried chicken, you name it. What’s that? No fried chicken on keto? Yea you just fry it skin on with no breading it is delicious, try it. Marinate it, season it, etc and pan fry in beef tallow. Oh and an over easy egg, dear God, are they amazing when you use this stuff.
One final thing I know many will ask is it from 100% grass fed cattle, the answer is no. According to the producer…
They are raised grass fed, but finished on a proprietary diet utilizing wet and roasted brewers grains. So therefore they are not 100% grass fed.
Is that perfect, no. Is it a reason to not use this product, for me no it isn’t. I am very happy with it but also believe in full disclosure with anything you are going to eat. So give South Chicago Packing Wagyu Beef Tallow and I don’t think you will ever regret it.
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P.S. – You will see some claims that people got an open package, someone removed some of the fat before shipping, etc. in some negative reviews. I have to say these people are low IQ individuals, no that is not the issue. Wagyu fat melts are a much lower temp then typical beef tallow.
What happens is some melts and settles, etc. Just sitting in the cabinet over my stove every time I open it, it looks a little different. This is due to different ways it settles and rehardens. Imagine a shipment across the country in various temps and lots of odd settling can occur.
Like I say all the time, there are people who should just not talk to other people. Remember some of them write Amazon reviews.