Delicious Drippings: Saving Bacon Grease

Whenever I fry bacon, I save the bacon grease.  Why get rid of something so useful and delicious?  You can’t buy an oil that tastes as good bacon grease.

My favorite things to fry in bacon grease are potatoes!  I slice them thin, chop some onions, salt and pepper them and let them fry up golden and delicious.  Yum!

Saving Bacon Grease

After each pan full of bacon, I pour the drippings into a Pyrex measuring cup.  When the dripping are cooled off, I take my grease jar out of the fridge and fit a coffee filter over the top, securing it with a rubber band.

Saving Bacon Grease

Filtering gets any meat chunks and dark bits out of the grease, which would make it go rancid faster.  As the filter gets saturated with grease, the flow will slow down a bit.  I very gently squeeze the filter to get every last drop.  Then, I put the lid back on, kiss my jar of golden grease and pop it back in the fridge!

I like using glass, but I thought it would be fun to show you a mid century aluminum grease jar!

Grease Jar

It even has a built-in filter!

Grease Jar

I was looking around the internet and got a good chuckle out of the Bacon Today site.  Did you know you shouldn’t fry zombies in bacon grease?  Who knew?  😉


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