If you are new to eating real wholesome food, it can be overwhelming at first making all or most of your own food. Eating pastured animal fats is an important part of a healthy diet. Eliminating rancid vegetable oils is essential to health. In the video below, I show you just how easy it is to render lard at home in your crock pot!
Food processor/blender or a sharp knife and cutting board
Rendering lard does not have to be difficult. Your crock pot will do all the work for you. The fat needs to be chopped into smaller pieces to get the most amount of lard. Put the fat pieces into the crock pot. Make sure you add a little water to the bottom of the pot so nothing burns. Put the lid on the pot and turn the crock pot to high. The lard will be ready in a few hours. The picture above is what the fat and the cracklins or pork rinds will look like when they are finished. At this point, strain the lard into a separate container using a strainer lined with a cheesecloth. There should be no particles in the lard. Let cool and leave on the counter or place in the refrigerator for longer storage.
Let me know if you have questions!
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