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Pork Burgers

Makes 8 3-4 tablespoons fat—lard, ghee (clarified butter) or tallow (butter will burn) 1 medium onion, finely diced 2 pounds ground pork 1 teaspoon fine ground sea salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1-1/2 teaspoons ground sage Place one tablespoon fat in a large cast iron or other heavy pan and heat pan over medium … Read the Rest

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Pork ‘n Cabbage

6-8 servings 4 tablespoons fat (lard, ghee [clarified butter] or tallow; butter will burn) 1 large onion, in 1/4 dice 1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt 2 pounds ground pork 1 medium head cabbage, finely sliced 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons dried thyme or 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme Add two tablespoons fat to a … Read the Rest

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Puerco Pibil – Slow-Roasted Pork

This Mexican recipe involves marinating overnight then cooking wrapped in banana leaves Tools:Coffee-Grinder (or similar machine for grinding whole spices)Metal or Glass Bake Dish (13x9x2)BlenderFoil 5 Pounds Pork “Pork Butt” or Pork Shoulder Roast 5 Tablespoon Whole Annatto2 teaspoon Whole Cumin1 Tablespoon Whole Pepper8 Pebbles Whole Allspice1/2 teaspoon Whole Cloves 3 Habanero Peppers1/2 Cup Vinegar2 … Read the Rest

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Flour Tortillas

Ingredients: 9 oz. (2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more for kneading and rolling1 tsp. table salt1/4 tsp. baking powder1/4 cup cold lard, cut into small pieces (see recipes on rendering pork fat to lard) 1. In a medium bowl, stir the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add the shortening or lard and cut it into … Read the Rest

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How to render lard on stove top

How to Render Lard What you need:A pound or so of pig fat e(ach pound of fat will yield about a pint of lard)Some containers—Mason jars work nicely. 1. Make sure to ventilate your kitchen by opening a window or turning on the exhaust fan or both.2. Chop pork fat up into little pieces.3. In … Read the Rest

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Aromatic Shoulder of Pork

Ingredients 10 -16 pound pork shoulder/Boston butt5 garlic cloves2 inch piece fresh ginger2 tsp ground ginger2 tsp dried chili flakes1/2 tbs kosher salt1 tbs brown sugar1 tbs oil1 tbs soy sauce 5 spice mix 2 star anise pods2 tsps fennel seeds1/2 cinnamon stick4 cloves1 tsp black peppercorns preheat oven to 450F score rind of pork … Read the Rest

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Sausage & Potato Breakfast Pie

Adapted from a recipe used at the Inn at Woodhaven (Louisville, KY) 1 large russet potato Salt and pepper to taste 1 1/2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese* 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese* 1 pound Polyface breakfast sausage, browned 4 large or 5 to 6 medium Polyface eggs 1 cup half and half* Dash cayenne pepper … Read the Rest

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Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole: 1 1/2 pounds Polyface Bulk sausage6 slices bread, cubed1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese6 Polyface eggs1 tsp salt2 cups milk1 tsp dry mustard4 oz mushroom pieces1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced1/4 cup green onion, diced Saute vegetables until just tender. Brown sausage, drain. Layer bread in bottom of a 9×13 inch well-greased baking … Read the Rest

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How to make lard


Lard – sounds like a daunting task, doesn’t it? Well, don’t let it fool you. It’s much easier than it sounds! Are you ready? Let’s go! You will need: Polyface Pork fat (these come in 5 lb bags) A Crock pot (a 4-qt holds 5 lbs of fat – very convenient huh?) Strainer or cheese … Read the Rest

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