Cheap Tricks: Bacon Grease


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I keep a jar of bacon grease in my fridge.  If you don’t think you’ll use it in six months, pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze. Don’t waste the grease. It gives food another level of flavor.

Have you ever used bacon grease in your recipes?

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  1. I love using leftover bacon grease to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to meals. Unfortunately, it’s been so long since I bought bacon, I don’t have any grease left. This ‘bacon on and in everything’ craze had driven the price so high I can barely afford the cheap bacon, and that stuff is just nasty.

    • BE: I wish I had some tips on buying bacon cheaply but I don’t. It’s expensive no matter what. It rarely goes on sale.

      I won’t buy it unless it’s the thick cut. There’s no point in cooking thin bacon. 🙂

  2. love my bacon… always stock up when I find it on sale and freeze it. Never thought about freezing the bacon grease though (of course, it doesn’t stay around my house too long… I’m in the south. It goes in just about everything for seasoning!)

  3. We rarely cook bacon these days, saving it for a treat when we go out for breakfast 🙂 I hadn’t thought of saving the grease when we did cook it. I think my mom saved it, but never for very long, maybe until the next time she cooked something that needed grease. Good idea to freeze it 🙂


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