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Can I render fat in a slow cooker/crockpot?

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Created May 26, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Has anyone done this?

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1634 · November 20, 2010 at 4:16 PM

And now lamb belly! (called lamb breast in UK). As fatty as pork belly but with a much better fat profile than pork.

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1634 · November 18, 2010 at 8:21 PM

I do the same with pork belly, but have recently switched to welsh lamb shoulders. Fatty heaven.

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56616 · May 27, 2010 at 12:35 AM

I ask my butcher for it. Most of it becomes bacon, so I guess that's why you have to ask.

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1710 · May 26, 2010 at 2:46 PM

You should be able to. Set it on high, add a little fluid. Give it 10-12 hours or so.

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56616 · May 26, 2010 at 6:36 PM

I do this all the time. I usually use pork belly because I get a meat + lard. I cook the pork belly + seasonings in the crock pot on low overnight. In the morning you should have delicious belly in a pool of fat. The fat can be further purified on the stove.

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1634 · November 20, 2010 at 4:16 PM

And now lamb belly! (called lamb breast in UK). As fatty as pork belly but with a much better fat profile than pork.

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1634 · November 18, 2010 at 8:21 PM

I do the same with pork belly, but have recently switched to welsh lamb shoulders. Fatty heaven.

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118 · May 26, 2010 at 2:38 PM

I was just reading this site, http://www.cheeseslave.com/2009/07/09/how-to-render-lard-tallow/, which gives instructions for rendering fats in either the Oven, the Stove, or Crockpot. Haven't tried it out just yet...trying to source the fat first!

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974 · May 27, 2010 at 7:41 AM

Yes. I prefer this method to using a stove because I get render the fat at low temperatures. Use the lowest setting possible. I could use an oven, I find that a little messy. (btw, I use Sanyo ECJ-HC100S model as my slow cooker. I love it. All the other slow cookers have warning stickers for lead in their ceramics.)

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2269 · May 27, 2010 at 12:20 AM

I have never seen pork belly in any market. Where do you get it?

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56616 · May 27, 2010 at 12:35 AM

I ask my butcher for it. Most of it becomes bacon, so I guess that's why you have to ask.

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-4 · May 27, 2010 at 5:35 AM

As I think that you can't able to do this with your slow cooker.

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