Rendered lard is a tasty and traditional cooking fat. Whether you’re frying up eggs or roasting vegetables, lard is a higher temperature cooking fat and adds flavor to a variety of dishes. The key to rendering lard is to be patient and cook at a lower temperature to achieve that savory flavor.


  • 2 lbs pork fat from pasture-raised pigs
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Chop the fat into 1/2-inch cubes. For easier chopping, place the
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