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Peanut Oil for homemade suet?

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Now that thanksgiving is over, we have several gallons of peanut oil left. Wondering if anyone has used peanut oil for a suet recipe. Is it good to use for birds or not? It sure would be a great way to utilize the leftover peanut oil. Thanks in advance!

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From what I have read, using peanut oil would be more of a "spreadable" suet like bark butter. I dont think it would harden up like when using real suet or lard. If I were you, I'd try making a small batch just to see how it turns out, it might work out really well. What area do you live in? Are you down south or up north where its really cold?

I always make my own spreadable bark butter for tree trunks and limbs. You start out with a cup of everything, flour, cornmeal, oats, peanut butter, lard, or oil in your case, seeds of your choice, some fruit like raisins, cranberries, some chopped nuts (peanuts, pecans, walnuts), maybe some mealworms, things your birds in your area like to eat. I run all my stuff thru a food processor to chop it all up really fine. I like to make more of a dough mix. Then mix everything together in a big bowl and stir good to get everything mixed well. If its too runny add more flour and cornmeal to thicken it up. I leave mine in a big Rubbermaid container in the fridge so it doesnt go bad, and then i can scoop some out as needed. Depending on how yours turns out with the oil, you might can fill a 9X13 pan and freeze or refrigerate until hard, a few hours, then cut blocks out.

Let us know how it turns out please!

 

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1 hour ago, MeInDallas said:

From what I have read, using peanut oil would be more of a "spreadable" suet like bark butter. I dont think it would harden up like when using real suet or lard. If I were you, I'd try making a small batch just to see how it turns out, it might work out really well. What area do you live in? Are you down south or up north where its really cold?

I always make my own spreadable bark butter for tree trunks and limbs. You start out with a cup of everything, flour, cornmeal, oats, peanut butter, lard, or oil in your case, seeds of your choice, some fruit like raisins, cranberries, some chopped nuts (peanuts, pecans, walnuts), maybe some mealworms, things your birds in your area like to eat. I run all my stuff thru a food processor to chop it all up really fine. I like to make more of a dough mix. Then mix everything together in a big bowl and stir good to get everything mixed well. If its too runny add more flour and cornmeal to thicken it up. I leave mine in a big Rubbermaid container in the fridge so it doesnt go bad, and then i can scoop some out as needed. Depending on how yours turns out with the oil, you might can fill a 9X13 pan and freeze or refrigerate until hard, a few hours, then cut blocks out.

Let us know how it turns out please!

 

Thank you! I'll try it. I have lard as well if the oil doesn't work. I live in Tennessee and so far the winter has been pretty mild. 

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