Rendering fat question?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by AhBee01, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I got my pig back today! Yeah!
    I will be rendering the fat. I was going to put in in my roaster at about 130 degrees and melt it in there.
    How would you suggest I store it? My cousin said coffee cans but that seems to big, I was thinking it needed to be kept in the fridge if not frozen? Is that right? What do you do.
    Here is a pic of the fat in bags!
    I will post pics as it is melting!
    Is there anything I need to do to prep it before melting?
    TIA,
    Brenda

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    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I bake the fat to render it and put it in jars. Then I refrigerate or freeze. It will keep a while without, but I have room so better safe than sorry.
     
  3. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
  4. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    We put a little water in a BIG cast-iron skillet and put it over a very, very low fire on the range until it's rendered. You'll get used to the smell...eventually.
     
  5. ORChick

    ORChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had that much fat at one time to render - I generally just render out the fat from poultry - but find that a slow cooker works beautifully. I usually do this outside, as my DH is very sensitive to the smell.
     
  6. mirecipes

    mirecipes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I add water to it, boil it, pour off the water, collect the fat that rises to the top, slowly cook the leftover bits till they get a bit crunchy, add water, drain off, and just keep doing it that way..
    I store it in plastic bags in the freezer..
    If you leave it out, it can get a rancid smell, and thats not what I want in my soap [​IMG]
     
  7. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I will use it for pie and to fry with. Some people say it will be good left in a cool dark place, but I think I will freeze and refrigerate it.
    Brenda
     

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