DEPRESSION ERA TASTY TOAST
When there was no butter available the ingenious cook would spread lard on bread and brown it lard side down in the fry pan. If syrup was plentiful it was drizzled on the crusty toast for added enjoyment.
Lard was also put on the table as is and spread like butter. Pan drippings from frying meat was considered especially good when heated in the fry pan and served in the heavy cast pan to keep it warm.