Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Whoopeeeee - I have achieved lard!
Throwing long-standing tradition to the wind and following the advice of bloggers who have achieved lard before me, I threw all of the cubed pork fat and skin into the crockpot. I can use the crockpot, basically for free, during the hours when there's a large amount of sunlight.
At the end of the day, I was able to pour off the accumulated grease into a clean, hot canning jar. In the morning, I had the results you see above.
The fat had not all been rendered at the end of the day yesterday, so it's all in the crockpot again today, making more lard.
I'm still looking to improve my end product. There's something at the bottom of my jar that isn't lard - I think maybe I didn't strain the lard quite thoroughly enough. I'll work on that, with the next jar, and see if I can do better.
Thanks for listening to me babble about lard! LOL