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How To Render Lard (and why you should use it)

Rendering lard couldn't be easier and the result is a beautifully white and clean lard you can use for your cooking and baking needs!
NOTE:  Use this same method for beef tallow and other animal fats.
Author: Kimberly Killebrew, www.daringgourmet.com

Ingredients

  • Leaf lard or fatback (depending on what you're using it for - see blog post for description), diced as finely as you can (dice it while frozen)
  • NOTE: Use only fat from pasture-raised pigs only (see Word of Caution section in blog post)
  • NOTE: Use this same method for beef tallow and other animal fats

Instructions

  • See step-by-step pictures in blog post for a detailed description on how to render the lard (3 methods: Stovetop, Oven and Slow Cooker) along with troubleshooting and storage tips.