Many (like me!) would prefer the taste, but avoid it because of advice for a lower cholesterol, healthier diet.Well that just goes without saying. I thought everybody fried their eggs in bacon grease?
How to make bacon fat. Fry bacon. Pour grease in container by stove. Done.
I find it hard to believe folks will pay for this.
I don't find it hard to believe at all. I see a lot of dumber/worse things that sell. Premade PBJ sandwiches for the kiddies. Pre-cooked bacon and sausage. Hello Fresh. mayo. frozen premade pancakes. packaged apple slices. and so on.
Despite all the curmudgeonly talk about how terrible things are getting in this world, sometimes you get a reminder that it's not all bad.
As I'm scouring the baking aisle looking for baking soda thee other day, I spy on the shelves "Bacon Up". Little tubs of rendered bacon fat.
I come from a long line of folks who always saved the bacon fat (although it was bacon grease when I was growing up). It's excellent for cooking eggs, searing scallops, sauteeing spinach or fresh brussels sprouts. etc. So, nott like I need to buy this product. But I suppose there are those who never knew how wonderful this stuff is - I mean, I did just see instructions on "how to make bacon fat" (um, wow) while looking for this picture:
By far the easiest way to cook it, and save the rendered fat, is on a sheet pan in the oven.
I have actually switched to this method. About twenty minutes on parchment paper in the oven at 400 degrees. I then pour the grease off in a nine inch cast iron skillet to cook my eggs.