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How to Render Lard in a CrockPot

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Course: Make Your Own
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade lard, how to render lard in a crockpot, rendering lard
Author: Rachel Abernathy

Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • CrockPot with adjustable heat
  • Metal spoon
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Glass measuring cup
  • Coffee filter
  • Container for storing lard

Ingredients

  • 1 large package hog backfat
  • 1/4-3/4 cup water (depends on amount of fat)

Instructions

  • Cut fat into small cubes, or grind into a pulpy mixture.
  • Put lard into room temperature CrockPot.
  • Stir in water.
  • Turn CrockPot on high. Allow to heat until starting to bubble, stirring often.
  • Continue stirring carefully. (Watch for splatters!)
  • Place fine mesh strainer lined wiht a coffee filter over a heat-proof glass measuring cup.
  • Strain hot lard through filter.
  • Cool at room temp, then store in fridge for up to a week, or store in the freezer for longer term storage.

Notes

From my understanding, the hotter and longer you cook the lard, the stronger it will taste and smell. I’ve personally experienced this.