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Home Rendered Lard

2 lbs Pork fat
1 c Cold Water

Cut the fat into pieces and chop coarsely finely in a food processor.
Mix the water and the fat and allow to set for a few hours.

Put the mixture in a pan and cook in the oven at 350°F for about 15-20 minutes then reduce the oven heat to 225°F and cook more for 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Now and then pour off the drippings and strain them. Allow to cool and solidify then store in sealed container in refrigerator.

According to recent news, store-bought lard is lower in cholesterol than butter, but higher in saturated fat because it has been hydrogenated. However, home-rendered lard is not hydrogenated and is therefore not saturated fat. It ranks with olive oil on the nutritional scale.

© 2007 Bill Moran and © 2007 The Cooking Inn .
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