Cooking Tidbits – Freezing Bacon Grease

Sometimes I like to use bacon fat to brown meat such as my Pork Roast with Sour Cream Gravy. I never cook a lot of bacon at one time unless my nephews are visiting or I am making lots of BLT sandwiches. So, I don’t usually have bacon grease on hand.

I recently read a tip from Bill Schlag in Cooks Country about freezing bacon grease in ice cube trays. Great idea for me as now I will always save the grease for future use. A pound of bacon makes Β 5 ice cubes with 2 tbsp. of grease each. Once frozen, place in bags or containers and label what they are.

Ice cube trays are not only good for saving bacon fat but I also use them to freeze pesto and make flavored ice cubes. Hmm – what else can I use them for?

For another good bacon tidbit see Cooking Tidbits – Freezing Bacon.

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14 thoughts on “Cooking Tidbits – Freezing Bacon Grease

  1. Great idea! I freeze so much in ice cube trays too, it’s just so easy and at your fingertips. In the fall, I saved some chopped fresh basil and poured over a dash of olive oil in each and voila!


  2. I had never thought about freezing it like that. I keep my bacon grease in a small jelly jar in the fridge to scoop out when needed, but sometimes it starts getting too old. This will preserve it way longer, another great tip! Thanks!


  3. Genius idea! I use ice cube trays to freeze leftover tomato paste (when a recipe only calls for a tablespoon or so). I hate being wasteful. πŸ™‚


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