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    Rendering Fat

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    Draining off fats that are released from frying meat or pouring off roasting fats into a bowl gives a slightly burned, dirty fat, full of all sorts from the cooking process - this is "dripping".

    You can make a purer fat by rendering slices of fat.

    Ask your butcher for some fat - it will almost certainly be free if you also buy some meat, pennies of you don't.

    I had a load left over from some belly pork I had cooked just for the meat - the fat was not required in the recipe:



    Simply dice and drop into a frying pan on a medium heat.

    Clear liquid fat will render out, so periodically pour that off through a sieve into a ramekin.



    Repeat a number of times, even pressing down the fat to fully release any final juices.



    You will be left with a clear, slightly off white liquid which will cool to a solid, but soft texture.



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    I do mine in water, but looks easy enough to do a small amount in a pan. Do you heat it to a sizzle or keep it as cool as you can to prevent unnecessary oxidization?

    Teflon? Tell me it's not teflon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    Teflon? Tell me it's not teflon.
    OMG! Silicone, too! The horror! I can't use cast iron on my hob ... in my next house, I can, so roll on March.

    I keep the heat down. Slow and steady ...

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    Right on. But you could also use stainless steel for now to reduce your exposure to nerve gas. Just sayin'.

    Pan aside, this is a fine idea and a great way to quickly render some lard/tallow. Nice post!


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    I have 30kg to render this afternoon....

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    Recommending a huge cooking pot!


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    I'm more worried about meeting a neighbour as I wheelbarrow it up the path... :O

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    You're absolutely right, Knifegill ... point taken. I know the risks, and when I can do things properly I will ... I do.
    NorthernMonkeyGirl - what exactly are you going to do with 30 kg of the stuff? Bath in it? What you render from that should last the year!

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    Electric slow cooker for a few hours..... perfect :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernMonkeyGirl View Post
    I have 30kg to render this afternoon....
    I'm guessing it's going to take a lot longer than one afternoon. 2 kg in my crockpot takes 5-6 hours.

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