Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Save Recipe Print
Total:
3 hr 15 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
3 hr
Yield:
1 1/2 cups rendered fat
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Cut the fatback into 1/4-inch cubes and put it into a 6 to 8 quart Dutch oven. Add the water. Put in the oven, uncovered and stir every 30 to 40 minutes, pressing the pieces against the pan in order to help them melt. Cook until the fat has melted, the water has evaporated and the pieces begin to brown slightly, approximately 3 to 4 hours. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a heatproof container and allow the fat to cool completely before covering and storing in the refrigerator.

Categories:

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Almost One-Pan Skillet Lasagna 02:21

Bev gets her kids involved in making this perfect weeknight dinner.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Leaf Lard Crust

Recipe courtesy of Amy Thielen

Apple Pie with Leaf Lard Crust

Recipe courtesy of Amy Thielen

Squid Ink Spaghetti with Bell Pepper, Calamari, Shrimp, Ricotta and Colonnata Lard

Recipe courtesy of Windows of the World

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.