10 Creative Ways To Use Leftover Bacon Grease

Apr 04, 2018 by apost team

Have you ever spotted your mom canning bacon drippings after making a big breakfast? Moms do know best, since there are tons of awesome things you can do with your leftover bacon grease!

Keep reading to find out how you can get creative with this delicious fat :)

1. Make French Toast

You already enjoy a hearty breakfast with sweet and savory dishes. Try combining the two by cooking your french toast in bacon grease.


2. Make Candles

Did you know that you can make your own homemade candles with a few simple ingredients? Heat up your grease, coconut oil, and some beeswax in a double boiler until it's 140 degrees. Then you can dump the mixture into your candle mold with a wick to have an aromatic candle in no time.

3. Make A Salad Dressing

You've heard of mixing olive oil with balsamic vinegar, but get ready for this combination. While your grease is still warm, mix it with red wine vinegar and mustard for a zesty addition to your salad.

4. Season Your Cast Iron Pans

Cast iron pans are great for cooking just about anything and they last forever as long as you take care of them. To maintain your pans and prevent rust, you must season them. This can be achieved by rubbing a tablespoon of grease over your warm pan with a paper towel then baking it for 10 minutes at 300 degrees.

5. Polish Your Leather

Dab a little of your bacon grease on some cloth and you can breathe new life into any leather accessory.

6. Cook Eggs

Bacon and eggs are an iconic duo, but have you ever fried your eggs and bacon in the same pan? Make sure to add the eggs after the grease has coated to pan to prevent sticking.

7. Start A Fire

Coat a paper towel in a bit of bacon grease and you can start a fire easily at any time.

8. Grease Your Pan

Save a bit of money on those nonstick sprays and recycle your bacon grease whenever you need to oil your pans.

9. Remove Pesky Labels

If you can't remove all of a label, all you have to do is rub the surface with a paper towel covered in bacon grease. The residue should come right off.

10. Make A Bird Feeder

Make a simple bird feeder by rolling a pinecone in bacon grease and coating in birdseed. Hang it outside to enjoy the beautiful visitors who will help keep the insects out of your yard.

Are you going to try any of these tricks? Don't let your friends and family miss out on this article!