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I’ve always wanted to render my own lard once, and make crispy lardons myself. But I didn’t dare yet, because I’m afraid my small flat would smell for days. (But it’s definitely still on my to-do-list.) Here, however is now a recipe for homemade Austrian greaves lard spread with bought lard and greaves, which I prepared for a party recently. (Directly to recipe)

Crispy lardons and lard are also among those “classics” that I do not eat often, but definitely order, when I’m at a Heuriger.

The recipe is as simple as possible: Chop everything small and mix together!

I added lots of parsley because it gives the greasy spread a “fresher” note.

The greaves lard tastes best with a slice of a good dark bread and garnished with onion rings and some more lardons.

Homemade lard and crispy lardons

The preparation of lard is not difficult, only takes some time. Here is a very good instruction from .

Recipe for greaves lard spread


Austrian greaves lard spread

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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 persons


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp. parsley
  • 1 onion small
  • 4-5 tbsp. greaves (crispy lardons)
  • 250 g pork lard {~1 US cup}
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Chop small the onion, parsley and greaves. Press the garlic. Mix all of the ingredients, salt and pepper. Serve on slices of dark bread, garnish with onion rings and greaves.
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