Last night I rendered my first batch of goat fat. I scored a 6 pound bag at the Ballard Farmers Market for $12. I used the same technique for rendering that I use for lard and beef tallow. The color was a bright yellow. Grass fed animals have yellow fat, whereas the fat from grain fed animals is more white. The flavor was amazing. Like a more buttery version of beef tallow.
Rendered Goat Fat
Nov 29, 2011 — 5:44 pm
What are your cholesterol and triglyceride numbers like?
Nov 29, 2011 — 5:47 pm
@Thomas – Perfect last time I checked. Saturated fat does nothing to increase oxidated LDL or triglycerides. If this topic is interesting to you, I highly recommend reading “Good Calories, Bad Calories”.
Nov 30, 2011 — 12:36 am
We are a strange bunch, my friend.
Nov 30, 2011 — 6:23 pm
Thanks. I don’t see how consuming all that fat can be healthy but I will read that book.
Nov 30, 2011 — 6:58 pm
@Thomas – Also read Perfect Health Diet.
Jan 3, 2012 — 9:57 pm
I also got a bag of goat fat from the market, to bad it was his last day ever! My dog loves it! I’m looking to get more and bones as well, hope I can find a good farm! Still not sure how to “render” it. Will be experimenting soon!
Jan 3, 2012 — 10:17 pm
@vi – You beat me to the goat fat. By the time I got there he was sold out. He hinted to me that he might not stay retired. Maybe the goat guy will be back.