- Drizzle melted bacon grease on a green salad in place of oil: This is my absolute favorite way to use bacon grease! It makes salads taste fabulous. Balsamic vinegar and honey mustard both pair wonderfully with bacon grease on a salad. Lately, we've really been enjoying salad dressed with salt and pepper, bacon grease, homemade mayo, and homemade honey mustard (made by mixing equal parts raw honey and dijon mustard).
- Use bacon grease to replace some of the oil in homemade mayo: This makes for some tasty bacon mayo! With my immersion blender, I don't even have to melt the bacon grease to use it in mayo (but it should be at room temperature). And then you can even use the bacon mayo to make bacon-flavored homemade ranch dressing.
- Rub kale with bacon grease instead of oil when making kale chips:The flavor of kale pairs wonderfully with the flavor of bacon.
- Bacon grease can really change up the flavor of soups: I really like the flavor of bacon when added to chicken-based soups.
This post is part of Fat Tuesday and Monday Mania!