Bacon Grease

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Never seen this before, but heard about it today...
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Commercially available bacon grease. Not much info on their website, but supposedly sold at many grocers and Walmart...
 
Saw it in Scheels today...along with all the smokers that I don't need another one of, or so she says lol! Don't know anything else about it though.

Ryan
 
They make canisters with a strainer at the top for keeping grease that comes from bacon you cook.
 
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At least they are putting the by product of the cooked bacon to good use.
I keep a jar in the fridge. Actually don't cook as much bacon these days. I poach it it in hot water before frying to drop the salt and sugar levels. (Covid made us really salt sensitive.) Wife likes the grease for frying eggs
 
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can/jar with cheese cloth to strain.

Discard cheese cloth.

Put cover pn jar or can, refrigerate.
That is exactly how we do it. We have 2 containers in the fridge. One for good bacon grease, and one for all other kinds of grease that you don’t want to put down the drain.
Al
 
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I often use a rub on my bacon so it taints the grease and so do not usually save it. I do save it when clean.
This would be a good back up and a little behind the ear sure couldn't hurt!
 
We don't use a lot of bacon. One of my batches will last us 3 or 4 months, but I always fry it and have a pint jar in the fridge. I don't even bother straining it but just pour it in the jar chunks and all. I usually use it for green beans but have been known to put some in a pot of Ham & Beans. I have to wonder how they make it. Maybe from cooking bacon for salad toppings?
 
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