Water-Rendered Fats

Preparation info
  • Makes Approximately

    2 Cups

    • Difficulty


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By Jeremiah Tower

Published 2002

  • About

When animal fats are rendered by frying or baking, they can reach temperatures of up to 500 degrees, at which point they become oxidized, totally indigestible, a plumber’s nightmare (for both you and the sink), and deadly.

If they are rendered in simmering water, however, they do not get as hot, do not oxidize, and are light, fresh, full of wonderful flavor, and healthy.