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How to Make Crispy Beef Fat Snacks the Easy Way

On the carnivore diet, a lot of your calories must come from fat, and when you learn how to make crispy beef fat snacks the easy way, you’ll always have access to delicious treats.

This sounds weird, right? If you’re new to this, you may think, “Oh, wow, eat more fat? What could possibly be difficult about that?” but you’ll soon find out that when we say “more fat” we do mean “more fat.” And that’s not that easy at all.

If you’re anything like me, you cut off the fat from your steak (unless it’s crispy). I’ve always left it on my plate to get thrown out.

And from the kitchen bin, that rim of fat does my body no good.

I found an over-the-shoulder video that shows how to turn cut-offs like that (from uncooked meat) into yummy snacks or additions to your meal.

What You Need

Cooking Instructions

  1. Let the frozen beef fat thaw for 30 minutes.
  2. Cut the fat into smaller dice.
  3. Put the dice into the air fryer for 20 minutes on 400℉ (200℃) – check and stir mid time.
  4. Pick up the finished snacks with kitchen tongs.
  5. Pour the rendered fat (tallow) into a jar for later frying.

As you can tell, there’s not a lot of work involved, and you obtain some delicious snacks you can either eat from if you’re hungry outside of meal times. Or you can serve them as a side to your steak or chicken.

Everything gets used. You get lovely crispy dice of fat, and you get tallow to use for frying meat.

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can use an oven, although I find it more messy, because the grease just drips down and go to waste. But it’s possible.

FAQ Section for “How to Make Crispy Beef Fat Snacks the Easy Way”

Q1: What is the best cut of beef for making beef fat snacks?
A1: For making crispy beef fat snacks, look for cuts with a high fat content like beef suet or fat trimmings from brisket or ribeye. These cuts provide the rich, fatty material needed for a satisfying snack.

Q2: How do I ensure my beef fat snacks are crispy?
A2: The key to crispiness lies in cutting the fat into uniform small pieces and cooking them at a medium-high temperature until they are golden brown. Avoid overcrowding the pan to ensure each piece crisps up properly.

Q3: Can I season my beef fat snacks?
A3: Absolutely! While the carnivore diet primarily focuses on animal products, you can add salt extra flavor. Be mindful of any non-animal product ingredients if you’re strict about your diet.

Q4: Are these snacks suitable for a strict carnivore diet?
A4: Yes, crispy beef fat snacks are perfect for the carnivore diet as they are made entirely from animal products. Ensure no non-animal ingredients are added if you adhere strictly to the diet.

Q5: How long can I store these beef fat snacks?
A5: Once cooled, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, or in the refrigerator for up to a month. They can also be frozen for longer storage.

Q6: What is the nutritional content of these snacks?
A6: Beef fat is high in calories and fats, particularly saturated fats. It’s a good source of energy on a carnivore diet.

Q7: Can I use any cooking method for these snacks?
A7: The best methods are frying or baking. Frying in a skillet or air-frier allows for even crisping, while baking offers a hands-off approach. Both methods yield delicious results.

Q8: What are some tips for incorporating beef fat snacks into a balanced carnivore diet?
A8: To balance your carnivore diet with beef fat snacks, consider the following tips:

  1. Moderation: Even in a carnivore diet, it’s important to eat a variety of animal-based foods. Include muscle meats, organ meats, and seafood alongside your beef fat snacks for a well-rounded nutrient intake.
  2. Hydration: Ensure you’re drinking enough water, as a high-protein diet can increase the need for hydration.
  3. Variety: Try different types of animal fats like duck for variety in flavor and nutrient profile.
  4. Meal Planning: Incorporate these snacks as part of your meals or as an occasional treat, rather than the main component of your diet.
  5. Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to how your body responds to these snacks. Adjust quantities or frequency based on your individual health and energy needs.
  6. Quality Source: Opt for beef fat from grass-fed and organically raised cattle, as this can have a better nutrient profile compared to grain-fed cattle.

Q9: Can I make these snacks without added oil?
A9: Yes, beef fat renders its own oil when heated, so additional oil is not necessary. However, a small amount can be used at the start to prevent sticking.

Q10: How do I store the rendered fat from cooking these snacks?
A10: Allow the rendered fat to cool and strain it to remove any bits. Store it in a jar in the refrigerator and use it for cooking other dishes for added flavor and nutrition.

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  1. Any ideas on why this would not be satisfying for a person? I love to eat it but I have to eat a whole lot more Meat to feel satiated. I think it’s a mouth feel thing?

    • Oh, this is a snack, not a meal. That’s why you feel the need to eat more. This is almost 100% fat (there’s often a little meat that cling to the fat. You’ll need protein and fat, not just one of them. They say 1 gram protein per lbs body weight.

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