Beef Fat Fudge
Make no mistake, a fudge recipe sporting beef fat in place of butter is a treat for the adventurous eater—but this salty-sweet chocolate candy is in no way a “stunt food” not fit for consumption. In fact, the balance of bittersweet chocolate and rich, savory beef fat makes perfect sense on the palate—just take a bite, and you’ll understand. Furthermore, you’ll understand just why this is the perfect homemade treat to gift all of your food enthusiastic friends this holiday season. The final step of whipping your candy mixture creates a stable matrix and gives the fudge volume and a delightfully creamy texture. Given the chocolate candy’s heavier flavor profile, the lighter density works very well.
Test kitchen tip: You can obtain beef fat scraps from your local butcher. From 2 pounds of scraps, rendered out about 1 cup of fat, with will keep for months, stored properly in the fridge. Try using your leftovers in other applications that would typically mean breaking out a stick of butter.