Home Rendered Lard Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Home Rendered Lard

Mary Louise

By
@BlueRibbonBaking

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

Step-By-Step

1Cut the fat into large pieces removing meat. Place fat in large roaster. Place is a 200 F degree oven and allow to melt.
2Melting 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.
3I 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