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Old 08-11-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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Storing bacon grease

I accidently left my precious can of bacon grease on the counter overnight. I usually keep it in the fridge. It should be OK, right? It's back in the fridge now. Thanks!
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:39 PM   #2
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I think you should be ok. My mom left a jar of it on the back of the stove for years....
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:02 PM   #3
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Thanks Rock. That's kinda what I thought.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:34 PM   #4
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Whew!!! A near crisis avoided. You must protect your bacon commodities at all costs.

Yep, pork fat rules.

+1 here. I'd think you are okay. Your kitchen is probably air-conditioned, so it wasn't as if it was sitting in a 90-degree environment all night.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:55 PM   #5
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You and your bacon grease are good to go. Bacon Rules. Bacon fat rules even more! I once made scratch cheese biscuits with bacon fat. (It was the only fat I had on hand at the time.) My husband said they were even better than any his mother ever made. And she was a true hillbilly cook.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:49 PM   #6
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my mom did the same as rock's, although only for a few days or maybe up to a week at a time.

i keep mine (actually 3 kinds - regular, maple, and extra smoked) in old jelly jars in the fridge.
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My mom kept hers on the stove too, in a glass Pyrex type bacon fat lidded pot/jar it continually liquefied and solidified with the heat of the stove top and the kitchen itself. I own the container now, but I keep my bacon fat in the fridge in a recycled jelly jar. Bacon fat will go rancid over time, even if refrigerated.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:21 AM   #8
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my mom did the same as rock's, although only for a few days or maybe up to a week at a time.

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I guess I should have said something like that too. I don't think she was cooking with year old bacon grease And if she was, that will explain my iron stomach..
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You guys got me thinking. My bacon fat is continually getting used and topped up, so the stuff at the bottom is the oldest. Maybe it would be better to leave it out of the fridge so it liquefies and the old stuff always gets mixed with the newer stuff.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:30 AM   #10
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I accidently left my precious can of bacon grease on the counter overnight. I usually keep it in the fridge. It should be OK, right? It's back in the fridge now. Thanks!
Friends, I'm a little confused: what exactly is this bacon grease/bacon fat/pork fat? Is it an industrial product that you buy in stores, made with fat coming from porks? Or do you get it from your pork meat?
And just because I'm curious and greedy, what kinds of ready-to-buy pork fats do you have in North Amerikay?

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