Fresh oil


Fresh oil

You can’t get any oil fresher than this! As I’ve demonstrated in many posts before, when an animal is killed in rural Thailand, every single piece gets used in one way or another. In this skillet is a big pile of pig fat that is getting melted down into some fresh oil that can be used in plenty of other preparations. In the image below, there is also a big plate of pig skin. This pig skin will be added to another famous Thai dish, laab [ลาบ] to add some texture. The skin is not really cooked much. It is still chewy and rubbery, just the way the Thai’s like it. It’s great to see them really utilizing their resources because, if this was left up to me, these would be some of the first things I would discard. I guess I need to work on being less wasteful.


pig skin

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