This weekend I went a little fat crazy. I ran out of lard and ghee at roughly the same time. I was fat-less. What was a young caveman to do? Well the ‘normal’ and ‘socially acceptable’ thing would be to go to the store and buy some cooking oils. But I instead decided to turn my kitchen into a fatty-smelling wonderland and render some pig fat as well as clarify some butter into ghee.
Pastured Pig Lard. If you want to make REAL fried chicken, you make it with Pig Lard. There is no substitute.
Melted Pig Lard
Oh Ghee, my go to fatty friend. Gives everything a rich nutty aroma and tastes awesome. I use it as my staple go-to oil and i really go through jars of it.
Melting Pastured Butter
All the butter proteins bubbling away. They eventually go hard and sink to the bottom
Finished Ghee. Smells DIVINE