kaaiings, kaaingsShow more Also kaaiings, kaaings, kaains, kaiangs, kains, kyens.
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, probably from Dutch kaaien, plural of kaan residue of melted tallow.
Greaves or brownsels from which fat has been rendered down. Also attributive.
a1905H.J. Duckitt inM. KuttelHildegonda Duckitt’s Bk of Recipes (1966) 25Two cups kaiings (that is the dry scraps of any minced sheep-tail fat or suet after it has been fried, and the boiling fat drained from it).
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 245Kains,..The browned pieces of skin remaining after the internal fat of an animal has been melted out; these are eaten cold with a little salt.
1928J.W.N. MollerWhat Every Hsewife Should Know 76Keep a paraffin tin handy, into which put all scraps of fat, bacon, ‘kyens’ (refuse from dripping), ends of soap.
1930M. RaubenheimerTested S. Afr. Recipes 37‘Kaiings’ is the residue of rendered fat. It is best and most economical to pass the fat through a mincing machine before frying it out. Then the ‘kaiings’ will be fine enough and must be used just as they are.
1951S. van H. TullekenPrac. Cookery Bk 271Kaaings soap...Put the kaaings in a soap pot..Dissolve 1 lb. caustic soda in ¼ bucket of water...Now stir into the kaaings..boil for an hour and..find out if all the kaaings have disappeared.
1958A. JacksonTrader on Veld 43During the summer..the main fare was mutton and mutton again, but the byproducts were by no means uninteresting..‘kaains’ (a tasty bit of Afrikaner fat-tailed sheep).
1973H. Beck inFarmer’s Weekly 25 Apr. 104Kaiings are little bits of crisp fat which remain when sheep’s fat is rendered down into dripping...They must be eaten piping hot and, as they are very rich should be approached by anyone over the age of sixteen with great restraint.
1982S. Afr. Panorama Aug. 37A pan on the kitchen table full of kaiings (crackling) — how many city slickers have tasted this particular delicacy?
1985Cape Times 7 Aug.With the pre-dinner drinks there were tasty ‘kaiings’ — made from thin strips of fatty meat cut from the ribs of Karoo mutton and rendered crisp in the oven.
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