Pork Lard

Serving 8
Preparation Time 10 mins
Skill Easy

907g Pork Fat
½ cup Cold Water

  1. Cut the pork fat into roughly 1-inch squares. You can use a sharp knife and a cutting board for this task. Take a cold thick-bottomed pot or a cast-iron skillet, whichever you prefer to use.
  2. Place the cut pork fat and the 1/2 cup of cold water into the pot or skillet. Set the pot or skillet on the stove over medium heat.
  3. Keep the pot or skillet uncovered during cooking. This allows the moisture to evaporate and the fat to render properly. Stir the pork fat occasionally to ensure even cooking and prevent it from sticking to the bottom.
  4. As the pot heats up, the pork fat will start to melt, releasing its fat and turning into crispy bits. The process may take some time, depending on the amount of fat and the heat level. Once the fat has completely melted and the bits have turned golden brown and crispy, remove the pot or skillet from the heat.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to remove the rendered fat and crispy bits from the pot or skillet and place them on a plate lined with kitchen towels to drain excess oil. You can now use the rendered pork fat in your recipes to add flavour and richness.
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