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Old 11-10-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
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How to store Bacon Drippings?

What is the best way to store bacon grease and how long can you keep it for?? Right now I have about a cups worth in and screw top jar in the fridge.....should I freeze it?


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Old 11-10-2008, 09:55 PM   #2
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Hey Dee.... I have a container that I store in the fridge butter keeper section. I'm sure you could freeze it if you don't use it very often. Bacon grease around here is pretty much a food staple, you can imagine our cholesterol readings!!! ;)
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:02 PM   #3
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Hi Lady Sattie!
I've always just thrown it away before, but I decided to keep it this time since I saw a recipe asking for it.

So how long is it good for in the fridge would you guess? And what do you do with yours, I would love some ideas so I too can make my cholesterol soar!!
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:06 PM   #4
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I've store bacon grease/drippings for years. I always keep mine in the freezer and scrape/chip out whatever I need when I need it.
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:09 PM   #5
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Oh good! Thank you Katie!
What type of things do you often use it for?
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Always...cornbread. I also use it in hot bacon dressing, German potato salad, spicing up green beans. These are the first things that come to mind.
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Hey Dee.... I have a container that I store in the fridge butter keeper section. I'm sure you could freeze it if you don't use it very often. Bacon grease around here is pretty much a food staple, you can imagine our cholesterol readings!!! ;)
I keep mine in a glass jar in fridge too. I have for years.
It's the only way to fry an egg!
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Thanks Katie! Sounds good to me!
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:18 PM   #9
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My mom used to save her bacon grease in either a coffee can or a sealer, whichever she had handy, in the fridge. She used it so regularly that it never had a chance to go bad or get to the freezer. Of course those were the days before cholesterol and hardened arteries were acknowledged....and we all survived!
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:22 PM   #10
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You got excellent advice here Miss Dee!!! I use it to do pancakes or french toast, eggs, just about any veggie you want to pan fry, I used it to brown my osso bucco last night. Anything you want a hint of bacon flavor, use bacon grease. It is a wonderful cooking medium to have on hand.

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