Rendered Leaf Lard
Many old-fashioned recipes require cooking with lard. Despite its demonized reputation, lard is actually better for your health than processed vegetable oils.
Leaf lard is the highest grade of lard that comes from the area around the kidneys and loin of the pig. It has a soft, spreadable consistency at room temperature and because it’s the most pure form of pork lard it’s best used for baking flaky, tender pie crusts, crispy cookies and muffins when you don’t want the finished product to have any pork taste at all. When you purchase lard in this form, it has already been rendered as is ready to use. If you’ve never eaten foods cooked with lard, you’re in for a pleasant surprise! This product is sold by the pint jar.