Homemade Lard



Ready In

6 hrs



Good for


About this recipe

Try this easy way to make your own fluffy white homemade lard. It’s ideal for pastries and piadina. Also, you get some pork scratchings as a bonus.

Nutrition Facts

  • Total Fat 10g 13%
  • Saturated Fat 3.9g 20%
  • Cholesterol 9.5mg 3%
  • Sodium 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
  • Potassium 0mg 0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Total Sugars 0g 0%
  • Protein 0g 0%
  • Calcium 0mg 0%
  • Iron 0mg 0%
Homemade Lard
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs
What You Need
  • 1 Kg Pork Fat Leaf fat from around the kidneys This gives a more fluffy and odourless lard.
What You Do
  1. Chop the pork fat into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Mince the fat in a stainless steel meat grinder. Get one here if you don’t have one. This will speed up the rendering by half the time, but it will only leave very small pork scratching. If you want good sized pork scratchings, do not mince the fat and double the rendering time.
  3. Add the mince and a cup of water to a pan and simmer on the lowest heat possible. Too hot and it will cook the fat, and your lard will come out yellowish and smell more of pork, which won’t be great for pastries.
  4. Simmer for about 4 hours with the minced fat or 8 hours for non-minced fat. You will know it is ready when it stops simmering and all of the pork scratchings are a brown colour sitting at the bottom of the pan.
  5. Once ready, sieve the fat using some cheese cloth into glass jar or container to cool. I used a bowl to cool as I was transferring it to a plastic sealable tub, so I can store it in the freezer for future use.
  6. There you have it. Really simple white fluffy lard.

Equipment used in this recipe

Grab the equipment you need for this recipe by clicking on the Amazon affiliate links below.

Badboy Food is on Youtube

Christmas Pork Pies

The Christmas pork pies are awesome little snacks for nay Christmas period. Nice fatty pork and sour cranberries and juicy apricots, the perfect combination.

The English Breakfast Burger

The is one of the greatest burgers out there. Who doesn’t love a good old English breakfast? Add in a beef patty, stuck it all in a brioche bun. It’s the burger of champi

The Cheesy Italian

This is a really great tasting burger. Gorgonzola with balsamic caramelized onions and pears on a juicy beef patty gives you a proper rich burger.

Authentic Italian Piadina

An amazingly fatty, flakey Italian flatbread filled with cheese and ham and all sorts of lovely ingredients. This recipe follows the most traditional of recipes to bring you amazing piadina.

The Ultimate Badboy Burger

This burger is the Ultimate Badboy burger. It is everything that you want in a burger. No frills, just great ingredients.