What do I do with a 20lb bag of raw unrendered mixed pork fat?
November 16, 2011 3:45 PM Subscribe
Say hypothetically, that you had half of a pigs worth of unrendered and raw pork fat trimmings in your freezer, apparently about 20 lbs, that your butcher handed you when they returned the rest of your, now disassembled, half pig. What would you do with it?
posted by Blasdelb to Food & Drink (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The obvious first step is to render at least most of it into lard
, but what can you do with that much lard other than throw out and replace all of your artificially hydrogenated vegetable shortening?
Some technical challenges include:
-The fact that it is all in one bag and is likely unseparated fatback and lard leaf.
-The cooking will happen in Shelton, WA, thus ideally ingredients should be findable in a small town with a significant Hispanic population, though trips to Seattle can be made.
-The belly fat is currently curing into bacon
-It is Shelton, and the chefs even live on and operate a small shellfish farm, but the poor wretches have developed a distaste for seafood in its ubiquity.
Assume that there is already a detailed understanding of mammalian fat metabolism as well as an educated decision regarding the effects of lard consumption on human health and the soul.