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Old 11-16-2009, 04:35 PM   #41
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I knew someone who used to fry their eggs in it, splashing the hot oil over the top.
Wow! That brings back memories...I used to do that!...Splash the drippings over the yolk, and never turn it..May try it again just for fun!!!

Also....In a pinch it (bacon dripping) works well for axle grease on the Chuck Wagon..
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:25 AM   #42
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Wow! That brings back memories...I used to do that!...Splash the drippings over the yolk, and never turn it..May try it again just for fun!!!

Also....In a pinch it (bacon dripping) works well for axle grease on the Chuck Wagon..
i didn't know you worked the chuck wagon on cattle drives!!
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:58 AM   #43
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i didn't know you worked the chuck wagon on cattle drives!!
Yep....made many a cattle drive out of South Texas up to the rail head in Kansas City driving the Chuck Wagon...I guess the longest was from Lonesome Dove all the way up to the Powder River in Montana ....All the hands called me "Cookie" ...
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:20 PM   #44
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My WV Granma never had trouble storing it, she kept a strainer can by the stove and used it before it had a chance to go bad. There is also a "Home Cookin" restaurant in WV that serves bacon grease as a side. Go figure.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:38 PM   #45
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You do not have to keep it refrigerated I have an antique crock that says grease right on it...I keep it in the cuppord with my other oils.

You can use it for seasoning Green beans, Potatos, Pinto beans, lots of things....good to use if you just want a smokey bacon taste added to any bean soup. Bacon grease is a "Southern cooking" staple and I agree it is no less healthy for you than butter or margarine !!

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Old 11-19-2009, 01:40 AM   #46
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All these suggestions sound GREAT!
Since my wife does not care for the bacon fat to us as seasoning I have no reason to keep it.

Can't pour it down the sink drain -- Plumbers are EXPENSIVE!
Can't pour it in the trash bag-- Runs over every thing!
Can't dump it in the back yard -- dog tracks it in to the house!
My soulation is to soak it up with paper towels, then toss the towels in the trash.

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Old 11-24-2009, 03:24 PM   #47
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Bacon Fat:

If you value your heart and arteries, you will put that bacon fat in a tin can and put it in the garbage. I have sometimes, mixed wild birdseed with it, frozen it and then put it out for the wild birds. They can use the fat to keep warm.

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Old 12-03-2009, 12:28 AM   #48
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I'm surprised anyone cooks with bacon fat anymore. I love bacon and eat a slice or two every few months. I soak the fat with paper towels and then toss the soaked paper towels in the garbage.

After reading this thread, I am tempted to try to cook with it. Most of my grandparents cooked with bacon fat everyday and lived well into their 70's and 80's. My husband's grandpa used to soak his toast in bacon fat and he lived almost to 90!
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:14 PM   #49
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I cook with bacon fat, every once in awhile. I am a firm believer in eating everything in moderation.

I cook my bacon in the oven - 400 degrees for 20 minutes. It comes out crispy and you don't get the smoke alarm going off. I drain off the fat into a container and use it sparingly to cook potatoes or to make Spaghetti Carbonara.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:47 PM   #50
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LOL ... just thought of a couple more uses, when making refried beans, my grandmother use to use a little in her stewed okra/tomatoes/onion, and after frying eggs she would saute thick slices of tomato to go with the bacon and eggs for breakfast. She also used to sometimes make a cheese drop biscuit that she mixed in a little bacon grease into the batter.

As for the health question - aside from the fact that all animal fats contain cholesterol, I read something not too long ago that said research was beginning to show that pork fat was not as bad as had been originally thought.

I hate to use an Emeralism - but, pork fat rules!
Agree on the recent data, google search for "Weston A Price" to read some of his findings (he was a dentist who studied teeth in third world countries, and the relationship between healthy teeth and diet).

Also.... this thread is making me hungry! :)
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