Got a bag of pig fat in the freezer just waiting for you to turn it into lard? Don’t put it off any longer! In this video, Carolyn will show you how to easily turn that fat into the ultimate homesteading kitchen multi-tool… lard!
To get printable directions for rendering your own lard, click here now.
Rendering fat is the process of melting animal fat and straining it to remove the
meat, veins, tissues and impurities that would make it go bad. The result of
properly rendered lard should be white, creamy shortening (a fat that is solid at
room temperature and liquid at warmer temperatures).
The byproduct of rendering is cracklings, the tissues removed from the fat and deep fried during
the rendering process.
This exact same method is used to render beef fat, sheep fat, goat fat, deer fat, bear fat, chicken fat or goose fat.