6 Practical Ways to Use Leftover Bacon Grease
- Category: Tips
- Created: Wednesday, 02 September 2015 22:58
Bacon is quite the popular food. Everyone loves to eat it for breakfast, slather it on their cheeseburgers, and even consume other treats that are bacon-flavored. There’s no doubt that bacon has become a big tasty staple for us here. While the food is great to eat by itself, fried to a crisp, lightly cooked, chopped up in salad, or on pretty much anything else, there’s one small challenge that we encounter when we cook bacon – the grease. What on earth do you even do with all that grease?
First of all, don’t even think about pouring that leftover grease down the drain. It’s terrible for your pipes, and it’s actually a waste of a good resource. There are quite a few practical things you can do with that grease. Here are 6 things that we’ve found you can do with that grease!
Season Your Cast Iron Skillets – Your skillets get a lot of use in the kitchen and can take quite a beating. Put that bacon grease to use and season your skillets! The process is pretty easy – just take a few tablespoons of the grease, put it in the skillet, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Be sure to swish the grease around the skillet for full coverage once in a while!
Take It on Your Camping Trip – Enjoy camping? Be sure to store the filtered bacon grease in the fridge and take it with you on your next camping trip. It can help you light fires more easily!
Polish Leather – While you can’t use bacon grease on your leather furniture, you can definitely use a little bit of it to shine up small items made of letter like your bags, shoes, and purses.
Silence Squeaky Hinges – The squeaky hinge gets the (bacon) grease! If you have a squeaky door hinge that’s been driving you crazy, just add a dollop of bacon grease to a rag and grease up the hinges. They should be silenced right away!
Make a Bacon Candle – Do you love the smell of bacon but don’t want to cook it just to get that gratifying aroma wafting in your home? Make a bacon candle! Just filter the bacon grease into a mason jar, add a natural fiber wick stabilized by a fork or toothpick, and refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes. We have to say that these make birthday gifts as well!
Make Your Food Tastier – Of course, one of the easiest things you can do with bacon grease is to make the foods you eat even tastier. You can sauté your vegetables in the grease, use the grease as a butter substitute, drizzle it in soups, or even cook your breakfast foods in it! The possibilities are nearly endless.
If you’ve poured grease down the drain too many times and find that your pipes are rebelling, call the experts at Ace Grease Services! We can help unclog your pipes and make sure that the back of your house is in good working order. You can also recycle your used cooking oil or grease by taking the grease to one of our facilities nationwide! Learn all about who we are and what we do at www.acegrease.com./p>