What do I do with my bacon grease?

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What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby playa hanjin » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:06 pm

Total newb question even though this is my sophomore year.

I will be actually cooking this year (had an RV last year). Cooking bacon for breakfast a few days (of course).

Bacon grease is lovely and delicious but doesn't evaporate. What do folks do with it? Cook eggs in it? Mop it up with an English muffin?
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby swampdog » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:11 pm

seal it in a can to pack out or burn it in a fire.
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby Shpilkus » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:13 pm

Why don't you bring a package of precooked bacon. The grease has already been rendered from it, and you are just left with the delicious bacon goodness. If you feel you must go through the torment of cooking bacon on the playa, bring a mayonnaise jar to pour the grease in and then take it home with you as a souvenir of your week at Burning Man! :D
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby Bob » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:15 pm

Makes for great lube on your bike chains and tent zippers, if you can fend off the coyotes.
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:41 pm

Bring some bisquit dough, roll it thin, and fry it in the drippings.

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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby swampdog » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:43 pm

Bob, you scared me there, I thought you were going to recommend using bacon grease for a different type of lube. Hey, now that I think about it.....
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:22 pm

swampdog wrote:Bob, you scared me there, I thought you were going to recommend using bacon grease for a different type of lube. Hey, now that I think about it.....

AT one point, Crisco was the lube of preference in certain circles, as I understand it. Everything old is new again...
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby HandJamMasterC » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:42 pm

swampdog wrote:
Bob, you scared me there, I thought you were going to recommend using bacon grease for a different type of lube. Hey, now that I think about it.....

AT one point, Crisco was the lube of preference in certain circles, as I understand it. Everything old is new again...


NO - DON'T USE CRISCO FOR SEX LUBE !! Why? It's shortning............... :shock: :lol:
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby Bob » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:51 pm

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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby squish » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:18 pm

I fry eggs or potatoes (or both) in the grease. Going to try the biscuits this year :-)
Then I wipe the pan with a paper towel or two and put those into a big paper bag with all the rest of my paper waste to burn.
I have some nifty little disposable dishwashing towels (already soaped). Scrub the pan with one and rinse. Done.
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby Packoderm » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:44 pm

I put the grease in a can, put aluminum foil held tight over the top with a rubber band, and use it for cooking on the playa. Before I start a big batch of bacon, I'll take a few spoon fulls of the grease from the last batch and heat it in the pan for a head start on the frying process. Doing the same thing with less grease before cooking corned beef hash will make it crispy and yummy. I'll pour some of the grease on wood that's to be burned the next day. It starts so much easier that way. When you're all done for the week, put your can in a bigger jar and put the lid on it to take home.
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby jkisha » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:48 pm

If you use a glass or plastic jar make sure you let the fat cool first. I bring a coffee can.

Shpilkus wrote:Why don't you bring a package of precooked bacon. The grease has already been rendered from it, and you are just left with the delicious bacon goodness. If you feel you must go through the torment of cooking bacon on the playa, bring a mayonnaise jar to pour the grease in and then take it home with you as a souvenir of your week at Burning Man! :D
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby shykat » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:52 pm

Cover pan with foil.
Cook bacon.
Let grease cool.
Scrunch up foil into a small ball.
Haul out with trash.


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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby BBadger » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:32 pm

Use it to fry up eggs and tasty goodies the rest of the week.
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby pizzamancer » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:34 am

Just cook your bacon on a burn barrel. Bacon grease makes burn barrels burn really well.
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby ygmir » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:32 am

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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby playa hanjin » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:32 pm

This was the most useful and fun collection of answers I could have possibly received. Thank you all. I hope I get to serve some of you bacon.
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby Tafkah » Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:20 pm

Bacon grease is the BEST thing you can put on your dry, cracked feet. Seriously.
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:41 pm

The government is collecting it for armaments.
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby ygmir » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:04 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:The government is collecting it for armaments.


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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby DustHand » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:42 pm

Last year, cooked the eggs in most of it, the leftover went in a beer can with the top cut off. After it cools, it's (mostly) a solid and it goes in the garbage we packed out.
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby Trishntek » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:53 pm

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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby knowmad » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:55 pm

Trishntek wrote:A little dab behind the ears is a guarantee to gain a following.

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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby Kontradiction » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:47 pm

Sexual lubrication? O.o
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby Kontradiction » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:48 pm

knowmad wrote:
Trishntek wrote:A little dab behind the ears is a guarantee to gain a following.

+1


+2
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby Kontradiction » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:49 pm

HandJamMasterC wrote:
swampdog wrote:
Bob, you scared me there, I thought you were going to recommend using bacon grease for a different type of lube. Hey, now that I think about it.....

AT one point, Crisco was the lube of preference in certain circles, as I understand it. Everything old is new again...


NO - DON'T USE CRISCO FOR SEX LUBE !! Why? It's shortning............... :shock: :lol:


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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby lemur » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:47 am

put a buncha playa dust, mix it in with the grease so its like the consistancy of pizza dough... put in to trash bag with normal trash..

now it wont leak all over!
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Re: What do I do with my bacon grease?

Postby NessaZee » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:32 am

bring some cocoa butter, some empty lip balm tubes, melt the two together and make bacon balm. YUM

cocoa butter keeps it hard.

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