Food & Nutrition

10 Things to Do with Leftover Bacon Grease

We all know that bacon makes everything better, so don’t throw away your liquid gold after cooking up Sunday brunch! Save your bacon fat and learn what to do with bacon grease.

Bake with it

corn bread with a kickTaste of Home

You can use bacon grease instead of butter or shortening in all your favorite baked goods. Whip up a batch of cornbread, biscuits, or tortillas. Better yet, replace up to half of the butter in your favorite cookie recipe and enjoy those sweet and salty flavors! If you’re sensitive to salt, we’d suggest reducing the salt by a quarter or half. Don’t forget these 8 mistakes everybody makes while cooking bacon.

Boost homemade ramen

DIY Ramen SoupTaste of Home

The difference between store-bought ramen and the fancy stuff you get at a restaurant is all in the broth. Whisk a teaspoon of bacon grease into your bowl and it’ll add the extra oomph to take things to the next level. Don’t miss these other secrets to elevating homemade ramen!

Fancy up your popcorn

Rosemary Parmesan PopcornTaste of Home

Instead of using butter or oil to pop stovetop popcorn, use that leftover bacon grease instead. Melt 1/4 cup of bacon fat in a large pot and use it to pop 1/4 cup of kernels. Finish it off with some shredded Parmesan to create an especially delectable treat!

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