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How to render lard

How to render lard Recipe

  • What you need:
  • A pound or so of pig fat, either leaf lard or fat back. Leaf lard is the best grade of lard and is preferred for pastry, while fat back is the next-best grade of lard and is appropriate for frying. Each pound of fat will yield about a pint of lard.
  • A big pot
  • A lard stick (though a wooden spoon will suffice)
  • Some water
  • Some containersMason jars work nicely.
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