How To Save And Use Bacon Grease
I love to stash the bacon grease from when I whip up a batch of bacon. There are so many uses for bacon grease other than cooking with it.
Bacon can get very expensive. A great way to combat this is to ensure you get the most for your money.
These uses for bacon grease will make you never want to dump it in the trash again. Stash your bacon grease in a container designed for filtering and storing bacon grease and you’ll have it when you need it.
Why you should save bacon grease
Bacon grease is a very useful item you can render from the food you are already paying for.
This is a great way to get more for your money. If you are on the popular Keto Diet odds are your family eats a lot of bacon.
Saving that grease can save you money on grease for cooking while saving your family’s life.
Uses for Bacon Grease
There are several ways for you to reuse your bacon grease, beyond just cooking with it.
Cooking is one of the most common ways people use bacon grease.
Using bacon grease place of butter in your peanut butter cookies, sauteing vegetables, can add a lot of flavor to your dishes.
Bacon grease can be used for greasing pans before baking more savory goodies.
Bacon grease makes a great tool for polishing chrome metals.
Use a small about of grease on a cotton rag to buff and polish chrome around the house.
Bacon grease can be used to stop old hinges from squeaking.
Instead of paying for oil brush a little bacon grease onto your hinges, swing the door a few times to work it in.
This can be used indoors and out.
Bacon grease is great for seasoning your cast iron.
If seasoning a frying pan, make your bacon in the pan to season it. The best cast iron skillets have been cooking bacon for years.
To season your cast iron pan coat it in bacon grease and place upside down in the oven over a cookie sheet and bake on 375 for one hour.
Be sure to only use bacon grease on your everyday pans that you use often to help ensure it keeps heating up to keep it from breaking down and going rancid.
For rarely used pans you’ll want to season them with a seed-based oil instead.
Want to make your own dog treats?
Your dog will love it if you replace oils in your next batch of dog treats with bacon grease.
Dogs love bacon grease mixed with peanut butter and yogurt frozen in the summer.
Be sure to not give your dog too many of these treats as it is not healthy for them to eat too much fat.
How to store bacon grease
The most convenient way to save bacon grease is a container designed for filtering and storing bacon grease.
If you are on a budget that doesn’t allow this you can make due using a glass jar with a lid. Any mason jar or old pickle jar will work.
To filter the grease place the jar into a pot of water and bring it to a simmer. Allow a full jar of bacon grease meltdown allowing the bits of bacon and contaminants to sink.
After filtering your bacon grease you can opt to remove the top of the bacon grease leaving the sediment at the bottom or store your jar in the refrigerator removing what you need from the top.