Originally Posted by studentcook
Any other ideas you have? I don't have any bread. I would buy some or try to make some but perhaps another day. I rarely eat bread.
But I am glad that what I have has finally been identified. :)
As it's being given to you, it's kind of inconvenient. There's a reason the butcher isn't bothering to package it up and sell it to people.
You can use it to fatten very lean meats. If you mix it with breadcrumbs, mashed potatoes, or rice, you can turn it into a kind of meatloaf or meatballs. It'll be really greasy as it cooks.
That being said, rendering it is the best option.
Once you have the rendered fat there's a lot you can do with it, using it in place of butter or oil.
If it's not too piggy/beefy smelling, you can make incredible pastry for desserts (especially pie crust). If it is piggy/beefy smelling, you can make incredible pastry for meat pies :D.
You can mix it with lye and make soap (please learn how to do this before trying it!) If you blend it with wax and a little scent you can use it to moisturise dry skin.