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 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.