Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Render THIS!

My sister in law sent me a link on how to render bacon fat and it is so easy my 3 year old nephew could do it! Well...

Lard is the most natural and healthy frying substance out there. When you use lard you are adding anti-oxidants to the finished product. When using an unsaturated fat (like canola or some other vegetable oil) the higher free-radical content will cause oxidation.

Simple explanation:

Anti-oxidants = good
Oxidation = bad

So, all you bacon lovers - just pour the fat through a paper towel, and refrigerate the finished product!

Cook, pour, repeat.

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