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Old 10-19-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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What to do with Bacon Grease?

I poured the cooking grease into a cup, covered and refrigerated it. Now what?

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Old 10-19-2009, 06:09 PM   #2
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Save it and use it for cooking eggs and other foods that would benefit from a smoky bacon flavor (just about everything, in other words).

Or toss it.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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But is it extremely unhealthy?
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:18 PM   #4
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It's animal fat as is butter. It contains cholesterol as do all animal fats.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:38 PM   #5
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Have I stored it properly? Can it go bad?
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:44 PM   #6
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Covering the bacon tightly and refrigerating it will be adequate to keep it almost indefinitely. I usually put mine in the freezer and then use a knife or spoon to scrape what I need. I've had the same container in my freezer for years.

I love to add bacon drippings to the pan I cook cornbread in and also add it to green beans when I want a nice smoky bacony flavor.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:03 PM   #7
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Mushrooms fried in bacon fat are truly marvellous. Especially if the bacon is smoked. They really take on the flavour. Unhealthy, yes. A little of what you fancy though.........

Keep it in the freezer as Katie E says. and cut out a chunk when you need it
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:34 PM   #8
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Thanks guys and gals. Those mushrooms do sound fantastic.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:40 PM   #9
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I save mine in a jar to use when making a roux for gravy, and I've been known to just barely melt it in the mircowave, and drizzle a little in with my ground chuck when making hamburgers. I also use it 50/50 with butter to grease the skillet for frying eggs.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:38 PM   #10
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fry potatoes and onions in it for homefries.
saute the onions and carrots for split pea soup.
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