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    How long is too long to leave bacon fat out? Say I cooked bacon tonight, could I cook eggs in it for breakfast?

  • #2
    I don't have the official Health Department codes on this, but my mama used to strain the bits out with a small stainless steel strainer and leave it out on the counter in a bowl to cool and often forget to put it in the fridge. I lived to see the ripe old age of 45 so far...
    I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC


    • #3
      Yeah I leave it out and no issues. I suppose if you have a compromised immune system you might have an issue but I doubt it.
      Primal since April 2012 Male 6' 3" SW 345lbs CW 240lbs GW 220lbs and when I get there I am getting a utlikilt. This one actually.

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      • #4
        I have a little bacon fat bowl...constantly leave it out and use and refill as needed!
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        • #5
          I just leave it in the pan and reuse it the next day.
          Crohn's, doing SCD


          • #6
            bacon (before you even get it) is a cured meat, and cooked it can sit out for days unrefrigerated, as can the fat rendered off it. I wouldn't push it past 3 though
            Here to eat and move like a caveman, not look or stink like one