Other names: Vegetable Shortening, Crisco
Translations: Saīsināšana, Trumpinimas, Scurtarea, Skraćivanje, Rút ngắn, Skracanie, Verkorting, कमी, Encurtamento, Сокращение, Συντόμευση, تقصير, 단축, Zkrácení, Mentega, Mantika, 缩短, Escurçament, Skrajšanje, Skrátenie, Abbreviare, התקצרות, Förkortning, Скраћивање, 短縮, Raccourcissement, Verkürzung, Afkortning, Forkorting, Acortamiento, Скорочення, Lyhentäminen, Скъсяване
very wierd texture that is clear and white
Mouthfeel: Thick and greasy
Food complements: Not applicable
Wine complements: Not applicable
Beverage complements: Not applicable
Substitutes: Butter, Lard, Suet, Coconut oil, Vegetable oils
Selecting and Buying
Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Peak: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Choose a product that is formulated for your specific purpose, such as baking or frying. If possible, choose a product that is free of trans fats. Products that list "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated" oils as ingredients may still contain substantial quantities of trans fats, though those that list only "fully hydrogenated" oils may be trans fat free.
Buying: Vegetable shortening is widely available at grocery stores.
Procuring: Shortening is produced via industrial processing of vegetable oils. It cannot be grown or made at home.
Conserving and Storing
Vegetable shortening can last effectively indefinitely if kept in a sealed container in a cool place. As a fat, it is capable of oxidizing but will not otherwise go bad.