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Old 08-22-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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What To Do With Old Grease?

I have a question - what do ya'll do with the used cooking oil and grease? I know you're not supposed to put it down the drain because it's bad for pipes but what do you do with it? I've been putting it in cans and plastic orange juice containers so far. My friend said you can re-use the oil used to deep-fry but it looks gross to me.

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Old 08-22-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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I would not reuse it to deep fry, use the freshest oil possible for that. But I do the same as you do. I pour grease off into a can or disposable container. If there is a better way to discard of it, I would love to know!
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:30 PM   #3
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I save glass jars of mayonnaise, etc., and put the oils/grease in there, then put them in the garbage.

If you strain used frying oil through cheesecloth, it can be re-used. This page has more detail: Go Ask Alice!: Is reusing cooking oil safe?
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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Depending on how much I have, I pour it into old coffee cans (I always save them - they're so handy for so many things around here) or empty dog food cans & put into the trash.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:42 PM   #5
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I routinely use Peanut oil twice for frying. Strained, placed in a coffee can, and in the fridge it works fine. I have used it three times, but it's a stretch.
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:45 PM   #6
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I routinely use Peanut oil twice for frying. Strained, placed in a coffee can, and in the fridge it works fine. I have used it three times, but it's a stretch.
Uncle Bob, that's what my friend said and I always use peanut oil for frying. She also said to fry a potato before you strain and store the oil. She said it absorbs flavors picked up from whatever you were frying - especially seafood. Have you heard of this?
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:58 PM   #7
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If you have used bacon grease, you can freeze it in small margarine containers and put it out for the birds in the winter. If you mix it with birdseed, so much the better.
The wild birds need that fat to keep warm in cold weather.
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Throw it out.
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Throw it out.
If you live in the country, throw it out in the fence row someplace, and the wild critters will lick it up.
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Uncle Bob, that's what my friend said and I always use peanut oil for frying. She also said to fry a potato before you strain and store the oil. She said it absorbs flavors picked up from whatever you were frying - especially seafood. Have you heard of this?
Terry

Miss Terry, I'm not certain of any "science" behind the potato trick. I do know this however, after I fry fish, the last thing I fry is a handful of french fries, and they sure are good!!!!



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