September 9, 2011 by Sara Kreidler
And then Owen came downstairs and Toby made dippy eggs and bacon for breakfast. I look forward all week to these mornings; Toby making dippy eggs for me on the weekend is one of my favorite things in the world.
A few months ago we got into the habit of pouring our bacon fat into a pint jar and keeping it in the fridge, and then using in place of (or in addition to) oil for all sorts of things – refried beans, braised venison, braised kale, marinara sauce, chili. It adds a ton of flavor and it keeps in the fridge for a long time. So if you’ve just been throwing away your bacon drippings, stop! It is liquid gold, and you should save it and cook with it. It will harden to a soft solid in the fridge, and you can just scoop it out by the spoonful when you need it and add new bacon fat to the jar as you go.