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13 December 2012

So...I had to cut an ungodly amount of fat from a cheapish pork shoulder. And now I have a container literally full of solid white pork fat. What can do with it? what will use it all up?
Candles, soap, masturbation...
posted by Eideteker 13 December | 02:13
Render that shit. KathrynT is a pro at this; I'll have to ask her about it tomorrow.
posted by Madamina 13 December | 02:16
Definitely render it for lard. Then make tamales.
posted by Stewriffic 13 December | 06:50
If you don't want to eat lard (though why not) once you melt it you have suet. You can mix sunflower seeds or other birdseed into it, pour it into muffin tins, let it set and you'll have winter bird-food nuggets.

But yeah, lard is great. It makes the best pie crust by far. Just be aware that rendering is somewhat fragrant. Put a lid on the pot, use a low temperature, and strain it for cracklings when done.
posted by Miko 13 December | 08:50
Grease your capstan with it.
posted by Hugh Janus 13 December | 11:04
I take it rendering fat is not like ...rendering a video file?
posted by The Whelk 13 December | 12:39
Render to lard > make refried beans!
posted by Thorzdad 13 December | 15:10
Render unto lard what is beans
posted by The Whelk 13 December | 15:26
Don't overthink it.
posted by Eideteker 13 December | 19:09
Do you have a fireplace/ wood stove? I use grease to start fires. In fact, because we have a septic tank, I go out of my way to keep grease out of the drain. I use paper towels to degrease pans, and then use the paper towel as a fire starter. It appears to be ok for the chimney, but sometimes I go outside, and it smells like steak, which makes me hungry.

Rendering lard. It really does make good pie crust, and probably would make delish roasted veggies, not that olive oil isn't tasty.
posted by theora55 14 December | 11:10
Feed it to the hogs. To fatten them up. So that you'll have more fat in the future.
posted by Splunge 15 December | 16:04
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