12 Surprising Ways Bacon Grease Can Be Added to Your Recipes
In the past, we’ve shown you all the creative ways you can cook the perfect piece of bacon. But now, it’s time to turn to all the mind-blowing ways you can add bacon grease to your own recipes. Believe it or not, adding bacon fat could take your recipes to the next level!
Click through the gallery to see all the shocking ways you can add bacon grease to your meals.
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Did you know that there are tons of creative ways to incorporate bacon grease into your recipes? Click through the gallery to see them!
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Include it in your pasta sauce.
Including a spoonful or two of melted bacon fat can add a creamy texture to your sauce and add bacon flavor without overwhelming your dish. If you want to try out this amazing mushroom pasta sauce with bacon fat, you can see how it's done here.
Bacon Grease Dish 2
Add it to your potato salad.
This is the perfect method for you if you're not a big fan of mayonnaise, because it actually allows you to swap most of it out with bacon fat. On top of adding a fresh flavor, it can also improve the texture and make it less gooey. Check out this awesome bacon grease potato salad recipe here.
Bacon Grease Dish 1
Use it to make your pancakes.
If you want the best tasting pancakes ever, swap the butter for bacon grease when you're frying. It'll cook them perfectly and add a unique flavor. And we promise, it won't make your pancakes taste like bacon. See the recipe here.
Bacon Grease Dish 9
Make it into mayonnaise — or rather, 'Baconnaise'.
Yes, we're totally serious! Extra bacon fat can be made into a mayo spread, and all you need are egg yolks, lemon juice, melted bacon fat, and mustard. See the full recipe here.
Bacon Grease Dish 3
Bake it into your rolls, biscuits, and buns.
This will make the ultimate breakfast if you're obsessed with the taste of biscuits and bacon. To find out how to make these delicious bacon fat biscuits, see the recipe here.
Bacon Grease Dish 12
Make a bacon salad dressing.
All you have to do is melt your bacon fat, season it with your favorite herbs and spices, and whisk it all together to create your very own vinaigrette. If you're not sure where to start, consider trying this warm bacon dressing recipe.
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Use it to make soup.
If you're thinking that this will ruin the taste of your soups, don't worry — it won't! It will only make your dish taste even better by making the texture creamier and adding a unique layer of flavor. You can try this recipe for creamy cauliflower bacon soup here.
Bacon Fat Gingersnaps Recipe
Add bacon drippings to your cookies.
We know it sounds odd, but trust us, adding a bit of bacon fat to the batter will only add a subtle smoky and salty flavor to offset the sweetness. If you need proof, go ahead and try this amazing recipe for ginger snaps.
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Use it to make flour tortillas.
You probably never thought that bacon grease could be included in tortillas, but believe it or not, they can! Find out how to make bacon tortillas here.
Bacon Grease Dish 10
Use it to cook and flavor your popcorn.
You can melt the bacon grease in a pot and pop the kernels yourself, or just drizzle a bit of warm bacon drippings to add your own flavor! See the full recipe for Bacon’d Parm Popcorn here.
Bacon Grease Dish 5
Bake it into your brownies.
And by that we mean adding the bacon fat to the brownie batter! How cool is that? Check out this tasty recipe for brownies with a twist here.
Bacon Grease Dish 11
Make a bacon fat loaf.
Well, more specifically, this would be a bacon fat spice loaf, which is a variation of lardy cake. Adding bacon fat will make it taste richer and be more flaky in texture. And of course, it's delicious! Check out the recipe here.