"Use Crisco. It's digestible!"
Notice the shiny asparagus. That's a sure sign it's been covered in grease, the old fashioned way!
Now there's an ad campaign! And you thought this problem only happened in the 90's with Olestra! No. In the 50's, it seems many normal cooking greases and lards were simply indigestible. Not that frying in Crisco is going to make this come out easy anyway, but at least your intestines can do something with it in between. Halleluiah!
Here we see the mighty lard coming to life and cooking for a delighted crowd of women!
This is too rich. Truth is funnier than fiction.