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Jan 22, 2011 04:01 PM

Ideas for Bacon Fat ???

I have recently come across a few recipes that call for frying a bunch of bacon to get the fat and then use that. In the recipe. Any ideas on what to use to get the smokey taste in the oil ?? The recipes call for 1/3-1/2 cup.

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  1. Not sure what your question is. The obvious answer would be bacon. I get it. Your post is on the Kosher board. Maybe try Liquid Smoke?

    3 Replies
    1. re: Mayor of Melonville

      You will note that this question was posted on the Kosher board.

      1. re: GilaB

        Actually I did and corrected my post PRIOR to your reply.

        1. re: Mayor of Melonville

          Sorry - I clicked on the link and saw your old version, but it took a minute for me to post a response, probably while you were correcting yourself.

    2. Maybe use turkey bacon if that's permitted in your diet.


      1. I just use my regular oil. You really don't loose that much flavor, it depends what you are making. Like when I make beef bourgioune(?) I don't fry bacon, I just make it and it comes out great. If you really want to add some flavor, I guess you could add schmaltz.

          1. ask your butcher for beef fry - it'll give you a similar idea -