I rendered my own lard from pork back fat yesterday, the cracklings were amazing, one of the best things I've ever eaten! Now i'm finding it hard to find back fat anywhere as the shop i bought it from ran out, all the butchers i've called... (more)
My local organic pork butcher keeps fat for me - just ask in advance. I use any and all pork fat to make lard. Back fat is certainly my favourite when I am making Pate.
I have a cookie recipe that calls for lard as the fat. It's a shortbread-style cookie. I'm still fairly new at paleo, so my question my or may not have an obvious answer. Instead of going out and purchasing lard or rendering my own from pork... (more)
Lo and behold I come bearing actual help: http://www.cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=54446 http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/18975/rendered-pork-fat-vs-lard-vs-bacon-fat
This question is for our lard rendering experts. Our pig butchering went very well last weekend, and I ended up with plenty of fat for lard. I started using the "crock pot method" I've seen so many places online to render the lard, but it's... (more)