Bacon obviously makes everything better, but what about the grease? Before you ditch the drippings, try one of these unexpected uses for bacon fat. You can thank us later!
- Bacon flavoured crackers: Melt enough bacon fat to coat the bottom of a skillet and heat until hot. Lightly dust a flour tortilla with smoked paprika and cook until puffed, crisp, and golden. Immediately season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Best fried rice: Swap your oil with bacon grease and cook all your ingredients as usual!
- Fried bread: Slather both sides of a thick slice of bread with bacon fat, then cook in a skillet until golden on both sides. Enjoy the world’s greatest grille cheese.
- Fried potatoes slabs: Melt a few spoonfuls of bacon fat in a large skillet. Arrange slabs of potatoes about 1/3-inch-thick in a single layer, add a cupful of water, cover and cook until the water is cooked off and the potatoes are sizzling and golden brown; turn and cook until browned on the other
- Add into soups
- Sautéed cabbage: Melt a few spoonfuls of bacon fat in a hot skillet, add a chopped onion and cook until softened, then add a cored and shredded 1/2 head of cabbage and cook until wilted and soft. Season generously with freshly black p If you have the time, cook the bacon first and proceed with the rendered fat; then top the finished dish with crumbled bacon.
- Use instead of oil when popping popcorn over the stove
- Mix with cream cheese over skillet to make a cream sauce for veggies or pasta
- Replace up to half the oil/butter in cookie recipe
- Cook breakfast foods – pancakes, French toast, waffles, etc.
About Spragg’s Meat Shop
Spragg’s Meat Shop is a family owned and operated business located in Rosemary, Alberta. Greg and Bonnie Spragg raise hogs, process, and market their pork products direct to Albertan consumers. Spragg’s works hard to produce the best pork for Albertans, from the day the pigs are born, to the day the pork chops are cut, bacon is smoked and the roast is marinated. The Spragg family hopes that you get as much enjoyment eating their pork as they do getting it to your table.