Hey guys, I’ve gone back to basics with our good old Atkins lifestyle, so for the moment I’m off all oils except for animal fats. I’m 5 years into low carb, but an absolute n00b when it comes to rendering fat.
So I bought some lamb fat trimmings from the butcher, froze them, and a couple of days ago I defrosted it all and started heating it up at low heat and ate the crispy stuff that was left after most of the fat melted off it. I used that liquid melted off fat (technical term? rendered fat?) to cook with. It’s become my ritual: heat up the fat, eat the crispy bits, and use what’s left to cook up some other meat and some cauliflower rice. I’ve lost 2.5kg in about 2 weeks, by the way.)
Yesterday I decided I had far too much of the stuff, so I kept the leftovers in a saucepan. When it was liquid it was quite brown. I didn’t do anything else to it (like filter it). I left it out at room temperature and it solidified into the consistency of tallow you’d buy in a jar. So I used it today to clean and season my cast iron pot after I was finished cooking.
My question is, what am I missing? Tomorrow I’ll need to throw out the remaining raw lamb trimmings, and I’d like to render and store what’s left. Can I just put it in a container as is? Do I have to somehow filter out the solids, or can I just eyeball it with a fork or spoon and get the big bits out? Help!