KAW...rendering lard..why I love old skillets..
and granite ware. My Mom and Grandmother had the best skillets and baking pans. The granite is old Lusk . It has roasted a lot of meats and rendered a lot of lard. Mom got it as a wedding present in 1940. The iron skillets were her Mom's . I am lucky to have them. I got the fat in VA from DS1's butcher.
Diced it up and placed it in the pots and then in a 225 degree oven with a cup of water in the bottom of each pot. So far they are progressing very well. Contrary to info on the net there is no piggy smell !! I think it has to do with the organic pork and the great Miele ovens, they are sealed really well.
WIll post more pics as we progress. DH is helping..he is the stirrer and is also making me lunch. As an aside...Awesome grease cutter from Walmart is ...awesome !! A couple sprays and my hands feel wonderful. Guess I just got a skin treatment too. :) c