How or where do you get pork fat?
I have a local butcher but he might think I am crazy wanting fat.
Do I really need the fat? I have been using fresh sausage from him. Seems a nice ratio of fat and meat.
farmer Most butts would be good without extra fat, if you are doing sausage with beef, that could use some. Ask the butcher tell him you are making some sausage he will, gladly sell you some.
I get mine at a local grocery store. As Mickey Jay said if you trim a butt save the fat.
Some places, you can get pork fat for your needs and in some areas you are lucky to get a pound of it, if any. It depends if they cut their own pork or get pre-packaged meat. With most areas, pork today is trimmed pretty good before the butcher even touches it. In the place I shop at, the pork fat get's tossed if you can believe it. I told them to put it out for sale but they said they have already tried. In one shop I worked at for example we sold every drop of pork fat we could get out there. It depends a lot on the ethnic make up of the area the store is located at also. If you have a hard time getting pork fat, ask the butcher to order you up some boneless picnic meat. I'ts usually 50/50 fat-lean ratio. It comes anywhere in the 40 to 60 pound case class. Now that's if you go through a lot of sausage and have the freezer space to hold it. I bought it all the time when I processed venison for 10 years. Always options out there. Reinhard