10 Insanely Delicious Ways to Cook with Bacon Grease
If you’re anything like us, bacon factors heavily into your diet. As a side with scrambled eggs or crumbled atop an otherwise virtuous salad, bacon is hugely versatile. Equally adaptive: Bacon grease, which, when strained, can be stored in the fridge for up to a month and used to make any of these 10 out-of-this-world breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts.
This piece originally appeared on PureWow.
Bacon Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Just a teaspoon of bacon fat is mixed into this cookie dough. Not too much to be overpowering but just enough to add another layer of flavor.
Caramel Banana French Toast
Craving something sweeter? Try this thick French toast that’s fried in leftover bacon grease.
Presenting the easiest way to win your next dinner party: Deviled eggs with bacon fat mixed in with the yolks.
Add a bit of bacon fat to a skillet and stir in store-bought tortillas to create these perfectly golden-brown crackers.
Buttermilk Bacon Grease Corn Bread
The addition of melted bacon grease to an otherwise classic corn-bread batter makes all the difference in this super-comforting side.
Garlic Parmesan Popovers
Surprisingly easy to make (no mixer necessary!), these popovers are cooked in pans greased with bacon fat.
Scallops with Spinach And Bacon
Sear scallops in bacon fat and serve with more bacon on top for a glorious play on surf and turf.
This takes about 24 hours, start to finish (the process involves combining and freezing bacon fat and bourbon before removing the solidified fat), but the results are worth the wait.
Bacon-Peanut Caramel Corn
Maple Bacon Fat Caramels
An excellent gift, these caramels combine sugar, maple syrup and heavy cream with rendered bacon fat for a taste that’s more savory than usual.For more ways to cook with bacon grease go to PureWow