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    Red face What to do with a jar of bacon drippings?

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    When I cook bacon in a pan, I use what's left to cook eggs in it, but whatever is left over (or if I don't use the fat at all), I pour it in a mason jar next to my stove so the pan is easier to clean later.

    So, what can I do with all of this now-somewhat-hardened grease that I've accumulated over time? Once in a while I will use it to grease my pan if all I'm making is eggs, but is there any other use for this jar of deliciousness?

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    Ok... let's just imagine that "Butter" and "Bacon Fat" are having this conversation about savory cooking applications...


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    Think of a place the very mild taste of bacon might be welcome, minus a lot of salt, and go with it!
    I love bacon fat with brussels sprouts!
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    I have a similar jar in my cupboard. If you strain your bacon fat before storing it, you don't have to keep it in the fridge. Bacon fat is a delicious way to make practically any vegetable taste wonderful, especially cruciferous vegetables such as brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage. Just use the bacon fat to sauté them or as the fat in the steam/sauté method. I also use it to fry onions for chili, chowder, soup, and anything that calls for bacon, then frying something in the left over fat. Stir-fried cabbage! oh yummy!! It's also good substitute for the oil or butter called for in corn bread. Corn bread is not Paleo! but, once in awhile, you just have to have it.

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    homemade mayonnaise. just warm the fat till liquid and proceed with any recipe. makes really rich mayo

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    it's easiest to use a hand- held blender to make mayo, put the watery ingredients at the bottom and the fat on top

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    Bacon fat?? in the UK...all that comes out of my bacon is water and preservatives....no useful fat there....really need to stop shopping at the supermarket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzynavel View Post
    Bacon fat?? in the UK...all that comes out of my bacon is water and preservatives....no useful fat there....really need to stop shopping at the supermarket.
    You could just buy lard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CavemanJoe View Post
    You could just buy lard?
    I've got grass fed butter, ghee and coconut oil.....Think my Fat requirements for cooking may be covered

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzynavel View Post
    Bacon fat?? in the UK...all that comes out of my bacon is water and preservatives....no useful fat there....really need to stop shopping at the supermarket.
    The bacon we get in the US is a different product from that you buy in the UK. It is made from pork belly, and is more than half fat.

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    are you looking for strictly food-related answers? if yes, i use it on cooked veggies, roast veggies or potatoes in it, use it to make dressings, etc
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    I love the idea of using it to make dressings/mayonnaise! I love love love mayo but never buy it anymore because even the "olive oil" ones are mostly made with soybean or canola oil. I do make my own sometimes, but it uses a lot of olive oil and can get expensive. Using leftover bacon grease sounds like a nice way of using a waste product to make something delicious!
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