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!

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  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!

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  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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