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10/23/12 11:14 A

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I need to start saving my bacon fat! I like all these ideas (minus the soap... I'd rather use it as lip gloss emoticon )

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9/3/12 8:02 P

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Bacon fat... yummy and oh, so useful! I love a spinach salad wilted with hot bacon grease. My son cannot eat anything with bacon or bacon grease in it (even from nitrite/ate free bacon), so we do not eat it super fast around here.

Its great to put a little bit on cat's paws (if you happen to have cats who won't willingly raid the bacon fat) so they'll lick it off - this can help some of them with hairball issues... not to mention the need for good sat fat.. :)

I DO use it to make soaps. Especially my dog shampoo bars - there is no bacon smell... :) But the dogs and their people all love it. :)

Here in the great southwest, where yes, it's a DRY heat (4% humidity anyone?), coconut oil is too cleansing for many of us. I make many soaps coconut-free and only my laundry soap and dog shampoo bars have over 15% coconut oil in them.

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8/15/12 9:30 A

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Thanks Steph...I pinned your link. I haven't tried any of the suggestions yet...but look forward to doing so soon.

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8/15/12 9:26 A

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Mmmmm...sounds yummy! I saved your recipe to try. Thank you :)

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7/30/12 1:02 P

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Okay, this totally reminds me of Invader Zim. "Why is there bacon in the soap?!" lol!

Anyway, I save my bacon grease in a jar and use it in place of oil or butter whenever I cook. Not that I don't use butter, but sometimes bacon grease is just better! I love rubbing it on a sweet potato before I bake it; it makes the skin nice and soft.

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6/30/12 12:07 A

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I wish I had this problem, but with the cost of bacon I can't afford to eat a whole pound a day. LOL I cook three slices, then I scramble two or three eggs right in the pan with those drippings and those eggs just soak up all the bacon fat and I have delicious eggs but never any fat left over.

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6/2/12 3:07 P

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My mom makes a delicious wilted lettuce salad and I've adapted her recipe and it helps use some extra bacon grease:

Cook 4 chopped pieces of bacon and remove them from the pan. Lower the heat to low. Add another tbsp of reserved bacon fat to the pan and allow it to melt. Carefully, as splattering will occur, add about 2 tsp of Dijon mustard and about 1 tbsp of honey and stir until they melt together. Season with pepper, then add about 1 1/2 tbsp organic unfiltered cider vinegar. Taste and season to your liking, adding more honey or mustard, etc...Toss the hot dressing on a salad of baby green, sliced radishes, sliced mushrooms, and red onion. Add in the reserved bacon pieces and dive in. I dream of this salad....

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5/31/12 1:50 P

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Thanks for the info! I am going to try it this weekend!



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5/31/12 1:18 P

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The nice thing about making your own mayo is you can make as little or as much as you want... I usally only make a cup at a time, since I rarely use it as well.

Luckily the internets are good at aswering questions:

nourishedandnurtured.blogspot
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rease.html


"Use bacon grease to replace some of the oil in homemade mayo: This makes for some tasty bacon mayo! With my immersion blender, I don't even have to melt the bacon grease to use it in mayo (but it should be at room temperature). And then you can even use the bacon mayo to make bacon-flavored homemade ranch dressing."

My thinking is replace 1-2T oil with the same amount of room temp bacon grease and have at it. Too much would make for an odd texture that you may or may not like. :)

Also, IMO the immersion blender is THE way to go for making mayo, though others haven't had much success with doing it that way...

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5/31/12 1:01 P

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Ok, I have never made mayo before, I don't use mayo enough to miss it, but have thought more and more about mixing some up just for another flavor her and there--now I got to know about this mayo from bacon fat recipe. Do you subsitute it of all of the oil? Or mix with another oil?



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5/30/12 12:35 P

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*doh* Mayo... hadn't thought of that! Must try that... thank you!

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5/29/12 10:59 P

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I'm way too lazy to make bacon fat into soap, I just use it to cook practically everything.

Oh, I did use it to make mayonnaise once.

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5/13/12 1:35 A

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I hope you don't mind this link. It just seemed appropriate with all this talk about making soap out of bacon fat...


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5/8/12 8:20 P

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Thanks for all the replies!!! Yes, I love to cook with bacon fat too, but we always seem to have an abundance of extras. Right now, I have a jar in the freezer and one in the fridge. I like the salad drizzle idea! I haven't tried that.


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5/3/12 12:45 A

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As I said - for me personally, having used soap that's primarily coconut oil, it has been drying and doesn't work for my skin. But glad it works for you.

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5/3/12 12:21 A

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Y'know I'd always believed that it's drying garbage....it's not. I tried making it to test for myself but superfatting anything is never going to be drying and I only make recipes using 0 superfat for laundry soap.

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5/2/12 8:48 P

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I use it for cooking. Its good with veggies and other pork dishes. My favorite? make a couple slices bacon for breakfast, then stirfry greenbeans in the grease. Decadent.

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5/2/12 12:03 P

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Hey Purrballs... was wondering if you'd chime into the soap discussion! :)

Personally I can't do all coconut oil soaps - for me they're too drying, and I've already got dry skin... but mixed with other things like shea, cocoa, etc., (and the happy tallow ;) it makes for much happiness on my skin.

But I agree - why 'waste' the numminess on something you can't eat?! :)

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And Lady? I've made a 100% coconut oil soap that was quite hard....but again I had to let it sit on the drying shelf for awhile longer than average. Gads was that nice stuff!

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Why waste something that wonderful to make soap?!?!?!

Actually, speaking as a professional soaper (yes, I've sold many many many bars) Lard is not too awful on the hardness scale but it's not a good lather maker. Any soap can be cured or timed into being hard. Lard soap would just require more aging time. I mean olive has a significantly lower hardness factor but as everyone knows castile soap isn't exactly soft. (castile by definition is 100% olive)

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5/1/12 9:13 A

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I can not imagine visiting my brother and his two lab's after a shower of bacon soap...lol..

I ran into a friend who's son is a chef..he was telling me that their "high end" place chops small bits of bacon into sea salt to sprinkle on fryes.

Now I don't add salt too often so I was wondering if any of you can think of how to incorporate this taste into say garlic powder?

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I love it for cooking. Everything! LOL I drizzle it over hot veggies, too. Yum.

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Very true... it's like coconut oil - it has to be used in small quantities to keep the bar from being too soft

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Lady, tallow is much harder than bacon fat. It would not make a very good soap as far as a bar is concerned. Might smell good, though! lol


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I've seen that instructable... always intrigues me. :) A friend of mine makes her own soap using tallow, and I keep trying to get her to make me some bacon soap. :)

Otherwise, I just use it for cooking - the hubby looooves butternut squash cubes, tossed in bacon fat and roasted. :)

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Egalitaire is right on!!! Also good for using instead of oil in a salad dressing...just melt it and add your other ingredients and use immediately on greens.

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Eat it - I use it for just about all my stove top cooking - eggs, other meats.

When I cook bacon - pour the leftover fat out of the pan into a cup through a strainer to capture the bits of meat. Cup goes in the fridge and I use it instead of other oils.

Hope that is what you were asking.

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www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make
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