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Sep 2, 2014 06:32 AM

Suggestions for what to do with a quart of bacon fat?

Is bacon fat suitable for confit? Or is it too strong and assertive?
What other ideas do you have?
Also how long can it last in the fridge?

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  1. it's strongly flavored for confit, but you could mix it with another fat.

    it makes amazing roasted potatoes and will last about forever in the freezer. since it won't freeze "solid" you can just break off chunks as you need them.

    1. Pie crust for savory pies.

      I store it in a jar in the fridge. Lasts pretty much forever.

      1. It's immortal.

        Sear scallops in it.

        Use it to "butter" the outside of the bread when making grilled cheese sandwiches. (OT, but mayo is also good for that purpose.)

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        1. re: greygarious

          Yes, scallops in bacon fat are scallop perfection.

          Wilted lettuce salad is a family favorite.

          Add a spoonful to veggies rather than butter.

          Great for fried rice, too.

        2. I would totally try confit - either pork ribs or chicken thighs. I've never done it but others before us have tried it and posted there results online.

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          1. re: seamunky

            I have had good results making confit with it. You can also use it as a fat for hearty salad dressings.

            You can also make rilettes and use as an everyday fat for poultry and potatoes.

            It's also a good fat for grilling breads for sandwiches or toasting them for salad croutons.

          2. I always post this, but it's one of my favorites.

            Make bacon cream gravy. It's made like sausage gravy, but substitute bacon drippings and crumbled bacon for the sausage. Serve over biscuits or mashed potatoes or rice.

            Another is warm potato salad with bacon and bacon drippings.

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            1. re: Antilope

              oh, yes! this reminded me i have used it with bourbon in deviled eggs.