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Old 12-11-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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Bacon grease question

I pour the bacon grease left in the frying pan into a container rather than down the drain. I keep the container under the sink (not refrigerated).
If I run into a recipe that calls for bacon grease or drippings, is it OK to scoop some out and use it? It seems to me it would be like using shortening, but I don't know.

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Old 12-11-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
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The bacon grease should either be refrigerated or frozen, pacanis. I wouldn't trust it if it's been stored under the sink. Too much risk of nasties. I keep a container of bacon grease in my freezer all the time to use over beans, for cornbread, etc.
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:30 PM   #3
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Thanks again, lol.
I'll start a new container and keep in in the fridge.
BTW, does bacon grease actually freeze solid? How do you scoop out just a little?
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The bacon grease should either be refrigerated or frozen, pacanis. I wouldn't trust it if it's been stored under the sink. Too much risk of nasties. I keep a container of bacon grease in my freezer all the time to use over beans, for cornbread, etc.
Ditto.Plus it will go rancid on you that way.
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I have always had a crock of bacon grease in my fridge, for fried eggs, fried potatoes, and seasoning. Ya, do keep it in the fridge ! Yum flavoring.
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Thanks again, lol.
I'll start a new container and keep in in the fridge.
BTW, does bacon grease actually freeze solid? How do you scoop out just a little?
Yes, pacanis, it will freeze quite hard. When I need only a small quantity, I just scrape a metal spoon over the surface until I get what I need.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:55 PM   #7
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And here all these years I've been cooking bacon everytime I needed a little bacon grease.
Sheesh I'm not even a big fan of bacon by itself....
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