Posted: Feb 14, 2007 2:43 pm
oh sister, this is MY kind of post. I keep bacon grease as well, a trait handed down from my mother, from her mother and her mother before her. probably before that as well. mine is in an old coffee can and rests in the fridge until ready for use.
my favorite uses for bacon grease:
i fry eggs in butter and bacon grease - unbelievable. i love to sop up the plate with buttered toast.
i add a dollop (generous) to mashed potatoes - it's incredible if you've never had it. add it after the potatoes are mashed but still hot - any little bacon bits that might make their way into the potatoes are a welcomed delight.
i love to fry thick slices of garden tomato in bacon grease - that's a depression era treat according to my grandparents, and i love it.
and most importantly, i use it to make gravy. some people use butter and flour to make their roux; i use bacon grease and flour. makes all the difference in the world. best. gravy. ever. and completely suited for homemade biscuits...
this must be why i'm not skinny.