Monday, October 28, 2013

Bacon Fat -- tasty but bad for you

So save the fat when you cook bacon, because the stuff you cook in it will taste awesome.  Let it be said that bacon is not the healthiest of fats to consume.  But once in a while, use it for a special occasion.  It will knock your socks off!

My recommendation for collecting this precious stuff - cook your bacon in a baking pan lined with aluminum foil, with the edges folded up so the runny grease stays put.  Then, when the bacon is cooked, remove the strips with tongs to a folded wad of paper towels to blot off the excess fat.  Then simply pick up the foil and pour off the grease into a small cup, cover with cling wrap, and refrigerate.

What to do?  Cook eggs in it.  Or you can do what my mother did last night, and fried up Yukon Gold potatoes with rosemary.  Delish.

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