[CnD] Rendering Bacon Fat

Mike and Jenna schwaltze at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 10:56:46 EDT 2015

Rendering Bacon Fat 



Cook time: 10 minutes



Never pour bacon fat down the drain! It will solidify as it cools and clog
your drain. Either soak it up with paper towels and discard or pour the
rendered bacon fat into a jar to save.





Strips of raw bacon






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1 Heat a large skillet on medium-low heat. Lay out several strips of raw
bacon. Let the strips cook for 10 or 15 minutes, turning them occasionally.
When they are nicely browned and crispy, use tongs or a fork to lift the
bacon pieces out of the pan and place them on paper towels (to absorb the
excess fat) on a plate.


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2 Pour the remaining fat in the pan into a jar, and put the jar into your
refrigerator. The bacon grease will solidify to a slightly off-color white.
When you cook bacon again, pull out the jar and add more of the excess fat
to it.


When cooking with bacon fat, spoon it out from the jar. Usually half a
teaspoon is all that is needed to give a flavor boost to what you are


If you make more bacon fat than you end up using, just throw out the whole
jar and start a new one. Do not ever pour bacon fat down your sink drain; it
will cool and then solidify, stopping up your pipes.




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