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Bacon Fat is Amazing and Here’s All the Great Things You Can Do with It


Did you cook bacon today? What did you do with the delicious bacon fat that was left behind? Hopefully, you saved it in a mason jar and stored it in your fridge. If you dumped it down the drain… uhh… don’t do that. Seriously. It’ll mess up your kitchen’s pipes.

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Okay, so let’s pretend that you saved it. Now what? Well, contrary to what you may have heard from poorly-sourced studies from the 1990s, fat is actually good for you. And bacon fat? Even better. Here’s a list of everything you can do with it:

  1. Use bacon fat instead of butter when making your next batch of muffins or biscuits.
  2. Drip a little melted bacon fat on top of your next batch of popcorn. Then sprinkle some chopped up bacon on top as a garnish.
  3. Want to have a delicious breakfast but you ran out of bacon and it’s raining outside? Scramble or fry your eggs in bacon fat.
  4. Add an equal amount of apple cider vinegar to your bacon fat, then add in a pinch of salt and pepper. Serve over a bed of kale for a delicious salad.
  5. Brown and sauté your Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and other similarly green vegetables in bacon fat to make them edible.
  6. Butter your grilled cheese with bacon fat.
  7. Add a little bit to your guacamole. Seriously.
  8. A bacon fat candle. Again: seriously.
  9. Literally just add bacon fat to all things.

That last item makes the list seem pretty exhaustive but you tell us… what do you use your bacon fat for?

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'Bacon Fat is Amazing and Here’s All the Great Things You Can Do with It' has 5 comments

  1. May 13, 2016 @ 2:45 am Debbie C

    Use bacon fat in apple pie crust instead of lard. Oh ya! I add bacon fat to canned pork and beans to make them taste way better. Bacon fat and bacon pieces mashed into eggs is a very tasty egg salad.

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  2. May 14, 2016 @ 5:10 am Ron

    green beans! and lots of it.

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  3. May 20, 2016 @ 9:33 am PATRICIA

    Add bacon fat red beans, greens, green beans, to give them that down home southern taste

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  4. June 4, 2016 @ 1:25 pm Christina

    Use your bacon fat to make mayonnaise.

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  5. December 18, 2016 @ 9:11 pm James Quintana

    I fry burgers steaks in bacon fat. I save it in a jar and use it with butter when ever I cook something. Great with veggies. I also put it in chili

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