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How to Salt Pork Lard at Home

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Pork lard is a tasty and nourishing snack. It can be eaten separately with some rye bread and leeks, or it can be served with other main dishes. It can also be fried together with potatoes.

5-Minute Crafts is sharing a step-by-step recipe for how to salt pork lard. The dish is easy to cook, and the finished product will please you with its taste and aroma.

What the recipe calls for

  • 2.2 pounds of pork lard
  • 5-6 bay leaves
  • Black peppercorns
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic
  • 5-7 tbsp of salt

How to cook it

1. Grind some peppercorns in a mortar. It will make the pork lard tastier and more aromatic than if you add whole peppercorns. Also, finely chop garlic cloves and break bay leaves into small pieces.

2. Mix the ground peppercorns, chopped garlic, pieces of bay leaves, and salt.

3. Abundantly rub the lard with this mixture from all sides. It will be convenient to do it right on the cutting board. Don’t be scared to oversalt it — the pork lard will absorb as much salt as it needs.

4. Place the residual salt at the bottom of a container where the lard will be placed for salting.

5. Place the lard into the container. Press the salt firmly onto it with your palms.

6. Afterward, cover the container with the lard with a food film and leave it at room temperature for 24 hours. Then put the lard in the fridge for 3 days.

7. After the time passes, remove the excess salt from the product. The pork lard is ready for eating.

Bon appétit!

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