It’s no secret that cooking with bacon fat makes many dishes that much more tasty. But did you know that you can freeze it and keep it indefinitely?
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Bacon fat is good for all kinds of things, from just cooking or baking with to more esoteric uses like seasoning cast iron, making popcorn, infusing bourbon, or even making a bacon-scented candle. The next time you make a batch of bacon, let the leftover fat cool a bit and then freeze it in ice cube trays. You’ll have perfectly-sized dollops of this flavorful goodness whenever you want. And since it’s just frozen fat, it will last in your freezer for more than a year.
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