Fresh Pork Lard

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READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
SERVES: 28
YIELD: 1 3/4 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb pork fat, cut into 1 inch cubes (do not use bacon or salt pork)
  • 1
    lb pork fat, cut into 1 inch cubes (do not use bacon or salt pork)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 275 deg F.
  • Spread the cubes out in a deep baking dish, place in oven.
  • Stir every once in a while as the fat renders into a clear liquid.
  • When the baking dish contains only clear liquid and browned bits (about 2 hours), carefully remove the dish from the oven (letting the cracklings color richly gives the lard a fuller, roastier flavor).
  • Let the lard cool to lukewarm, then strain.
  • Store the lard in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator (freeze if you won't use it all within a month).
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