Can Pemmican Be Made With Lard, Coconut Oil, Crisco, or Ghee?

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Pemmican is a type of jerky that was originally made by the Native Americans. It is a high-energy, protein-rich food that can be stored for long periods of time. Pemmican can be made with many different types of meat, but the most popular version is made with beef. In this blog post, we will explore the possibility of making pemmican with lard, coconut oil, Crisco, or ghee. Stay tuned to find out which one is the best!

Is Coconut Oil Good For Pemmican?

Many people are wondering if coconut oil is good for pemmican. The answer is yes – coconut oil is a great choice for making pemmican. It has a high smoke point, so it doesn’t burn easily, and it adds a delicious flavor to the final product. The only downside is that it can be a bit expensive, so you may want to use a lesser amount of coconut oil if you’re on a budget.

Which Is The Best Oil For Making Pemmican?

So, which is the best oil for making pemmican? In our opinion, the best option is ghee. It has a high smoke point, a delicious flavor, and it’s perfect for cooking. If you don’t have ghee on hand, coconut oil is a good alternative. Lard is also a good choice, but it may be difficult to find in some areas. Crisco should not be used because it has a low smoke point and can easily burn.

Can Lard Be Used to Make Pemmican?

The answer to this question is yes. Lard can be used as fat in pemmican. However, lard is not the best option because it has a high smoke point and will start to break down at temperatures over 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

This means that it is not the best choice for making pemmican if you plan on using it for long-term storage. Lard also contains cholesterol and saturated fats, which are not suitable for your health. 

If you do choose to use lard in your pemmican, make sure that you only use a small amount. You may want to consider using another fat source such as beef tallow, pork lard, or coconut oil instead of pure lard. 

Lard is made from rendered pork fat, and it has a very high smoke point. This means that it doesn’t burn easily, making it a good choice for cooking or frying. It also has a mild flavor that pairs well with many different types of meat.

Can You Make Pemmican With Coconut Oil?

I like this question because I had never thought about making pemmican with coconut oil. It’s a good question, and it makes me wonder if there are other alternatives to using tallow as the fat in pemmican, besides lard? 

Coconut oil has been used by people living on tropical islands such as Hawaii ever since they began making pemmican over 2000 years ago. The islanders needed something that would keep them nourished while they were out fishing or hunting all day long. 

Coconut Oil is not only rich in calories but also contains vitamins A & C, which can help fight off illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses that thrive near warm waters where fish live (so don’t forget your fish oil pills). 

One thing I’ve always wondered about is how people living on tropical islands like Hawaii still got their protein intake when they ate so much fruit and veg. Well, it turns out that coconut oil contains a lot less saturated fat than beef or pork, which means it doesn’t have as many calories.

Can You Make Pemmican With Ghee?

Ghee is a type of clarified butter that has a high smoke point and a nutty, caramel flavor. It can be used in place of other oils for cooking, or it can be added to recipes as an ingredient. 

Ghee is also a good source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Because ghee is so nutrient-rich, it makes a great addition to pemmican. The fat content will help to keep the pemmican from spoiling, and vitamin A will help to boost its nutritional value. 

If you are looking for a way to add some extra flavor and nutrients to your pemmican, try using ghee instead of another oil.

Can You Make Homemade Ghee With Butter?

You’ve probably heard about homemade ghee and wondered if it’s possible to make your own. The answer is yes – you can easily make ghee at home with just a few simple ingredients. Ghee is made by simmering butter until all of the water has evaporated and the milk solids have turned golden brown. It has a nutty, caramel flavor and is perfect for adding to recipes or using as a spread.

Can You Use Crisco to Make Pemmican?

Crisco is a vegetable shortening that is made of partially hydrogenated palm oil and cottonseed oil. It contains no animal products and is therefore not considered to be pemmican. However, Crisco can be used as an ingredient in pemmican if you are looking for a vegan-friendly option. 

It has a long shelf life and will help to add some moisture and flavor to your pemmican. Just make sure that you use healthy fat like olive oil or coconut oil as the main ingredient, rather than unhealthy processed oils. If you are looking for a Crisco-free pemmican recipe, try this one from The Prairie Homestead. Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of dried fruit (apricots, cherries, raisins, etc.)
  • ¼ cup of nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, etc.)
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ¼ cup of melted coconut oil or olive oil
  • ⅓ cup of honey or maple syrup

Directions: Preheat, your oven to 250 degrees F., Spread the dried fruit and nuts out on a baking sheet and toast them for about 15 minutes until they are lightly browned. Remove from heat and let cool. 

In a food processor, combine the cooled, dried fruit and nuts, cinnamon, salt, coconut oil or olive oil, and honey or maple syrup. Pulse until everything is well combined but still has some texture. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.


Shanna is the 2nd half of Top Outdoor Survival. Like Forest, she has a passion for guns and knives. They love to go on a survival trip at least once a year. They love to go camping, hiking, and traveling.

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