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Can you bake potatoes in bacon grease?

Can you bake potatoes in bacon grease?

Rub bacon grease (or olive oil) all over the potatoes. Rub salt all over the potatoes. Using a fork, poke about 5-6 holes all around each potato. Place the potatoes directly on a baking sheet; bake for about 45-60 minutes.

What can bacon fat be used for?

20 Ways to Use Bacon Grease

  • Roast vegetables. Instead of drizzling your vegetables with olive oil before roasting, plop some bacon grease in the pan.
  • Fry Burgers.
  • Pop popcorn.
  • Fry grilled cheese.
  • Biscuits.
  • Fry hash browns.
  • Spread on pizza crust.
  • Use as a gravy base.

Can bacon fat be used for cooking?

Bacon grease can replace butter, oil or other fats in recipes. It has a low smoke point, though, so it’s not good for high-heat cooking. But it’s great for roasting, moderate sauteing, and baking. Bacon grease livens up savory dishes, but don’t limit yourself.

How do you make roasted bacon potatoes?


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut the potatoes into a 1 inch dice and place in a large bowl.
  3. Toss the potatoes with the salt, pepper and olive oil then add to a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Roast for 40-45 minutes, turning the potatoes halfway through the cooking time.

Should you grease a potato before baking?

A: Adding oil to potatoes before baking is perfectly fine, just a personal preference. Without oil the Idaho russet skin bakes up crispy, with oil the skin will carry a lot of the flavor of the oil so some people have a preference for using olive oil or peanut oil.

Are baked potatoes good for your stomach?

Baked potatoes are high in fiber, which helps with digestion. A high-fiber diet can help both diarrhea and constipation. People with digestive conditions like irritable bowel syndrome may find the fiber in baked potatoes especially helpful for managing symptoms and regulating digestion.

What do you do with bacon grease after cooking?

Line a small cup with heavy-duty foil. Carefully pour the bacon fat into the cup while the fat is hot and place it in the freezer. When the bacon fat is frozen, you can save it for recipes or fry food with it. Or throw it away by folding the foil around the solidified fat and discarding it in the trash.

Is bacon fat worse than butter?

Nutritionally speaking, bacon fat is actually lower in saturated fat and higher in the good monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats than butter. According to the USDA, a tablespoon of unsalted butter has 102 calories, 12 grams of fat and 2 miligrams of sodium; salted butter has 90 miligrams of sodium.

How do you make bacon and potatoes?

Add the olive oil to the skillet with the bacon drippings and increase the heat to medium. Add the potatoes cut-side down. Cook, turning occasionally until the potatoes are golden brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the crispy bacon.

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