Home Rendered Lard Recipe

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Home Rendered Lard

Mary Louise


I know this will come across as a very strange recipe to many. I prefer to render my own lard, because I am not adding chemicals. Lard in the stores in not creamy like home rendered lard and contain chemicals. This lard makes the best pie crust :) I freeze what I am not using, but always keep a pail in my refrigerator for baking.

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fat from pig (can be purchased from a butcher or place that processes meat)

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut the fat into large pieces removing meat. Place fat in large roaster. Place is a 200 F degree oven and allow to melt.
Melting can take a while, but a hot oven will burn the lard. Be patient! When melted strain through a strainer lined with 2-3 layers of cheese cloth.
I use an ice cream pails to strain it into. It will appear brown. Allow to cool and you will have white fluffy lard.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #organic