Liquid Gold

Have you seen those ridiculous Velveeta Shells & Cheese commercials with the men dressed up like prospectors trying to scare people away from the boxes? They glare at the shoppers to “get your own liquid gold!” I despise them. Velveeta is NOT cheese. And, it is NOT liquid gold.

This, on the other hand, is. This is what I did today: rendered lard. The house smells awesome!

The byproduct of this little exercise is gold in its solid form: cracklings, or as I like to call them, simply crack. They will get mixed in with our green beans tonight. Heaven on a plate, I tell you!

If you are curious, here is the technique I follow from The Prairie Homestead.

Do you do this at home? What is the method you prefer? Where do you get your fat from if you don’t have your own pigs? I’d love to hear from you!


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