Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tropical Traditions Organic Palm Shortening Review/Giveaway

I just got to try another amazing Tropical Traditions product!! Their Organic Palm Shortening comes in a 1 gallon (7 lbs) bucket and the lid seals very tight. I remember my mom making pie crusts with lard or vegetable shortening growing up. Those crusts were some of the best I've ever tried. You can use Palm Shortening just like any other shortening you've baked or cooked with!



I actually decided to try frying with it for my review because I had a lot of green tomatoes in the garden! There's nothing like cooking with fresh vegetables from the garden. I sliced the tomatoes about 1/2" thick, salted and peppered them, and then dipped them in cornmeal. I put a big glob (how's that for good measurements) of Palm Shortening in the skillet, allowing it to melt down. I slipped the breaded tomatoes into the pan to let them fry. I let them fry until they were lightly browned on one side and then flipped them to brown on the other side. We dipped them in ranch salad dressing and they were amazing! If you haven't tried Fried Green Tomatoes before, I highly suggest you try them!!

Picture found at recipetips.com. The link is to a Fried Green Tomatoes recipe that is slightly different from what I did.


I have to make one side note about frying. Please be very careful when putting stuff in to very hot oil. I know, that's a no brainer, right? Well, I fried tomatoes twice on Saturday and burned myself both times. The second time left some pretty ouchy blisters.

Here's some information from Tropical Traditions' web site about Palm Oil/Shortening:

Palm shortening is derived from palm oil. In its natural state, palm oil is a mixture of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, with most of the unsaturated fat being monounsaturated fat. Palm shortening is palm oil that has some of its unsaturated fats removed, giving it a very firm texture, and high melting point. The melting point of our Organic Palm Shortening is 97 degrees F., making it very shelf stable. It is NOT hydrogenised, and contains NO trans fats! It is great for deep-fat frying and baking, and is not prone to rancidity. Since it has been separated from some of the unsaturated portion of the oil, it is colorless and odorless, and will not affect the taste of foods like Virgin Palm Oil does.


I'm looking forward to making some pie crusts that I can use for different kinds of pies and maybe even a quiche! There are a lot of possibilities with this Palm Shortening and I plan to try as many as I can. After all, I do have a 1 gallon bucket of it!

Buy It: Organic Palm Shortening retails for $35.75 at Tropical Traditions and is on sale right now for $25.95.

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Tropical Traditions would like to give one of my readers their very own Organic Palm Shortening.

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Contest ends July 25, 2010. I will choose a winner using random.org sometime on July 26, 2010 and contact the winner by email. You will have three days to respond by email with your contact information.

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.
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