Leaf Lard

December 31, 2019 • 0 comments

Leaf Lard
The king of all fats! Super high in omega 3's and vitamin D, also ideal as a cooking fat because it doesn't oxidize at high temps. Leaf lard is so easy to make and an excellent addition to a whole foods diet.
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  • Servings: 3 quarts


  • (1 pkg) Ground Leaf Fat from 6S pastured pigs


- Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

- Place thawed ground leaf fat into a good quality roaster.  (I highly recommend an enamel coated cast iron roaster for this because of it's even heat distribution.)

- Spread fat out evenly in roaster then cover with lid and place in oven.

- Allow leaf fat to melt for 12 hours.  (I usually plan for this step to be overnight.)

- While still warm, pour melted fat through several layers of cheesecloth and fill clean jars.  Put clean lids onto jars and allow to cool completely.  (Lard will turn from clear/opaque to a bright white as it cools.)  Store in refrigerator.

- Use generously in cooking and baking.

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