Clarified Bacon Fat Recipe


Clarified Bacon Fat is used to add flavor to many foods; eggs, cooking vegetables, pasta and more.


  • 1 cup fresh rendered bacon fat
  • 2 cups cold water  divided


  • Strain rendered bacon fat through a fine mesh strainer into a small saucepan.  Add one cup of water and bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat to medium and gently boil for 1-2 minutes.  Transfer to a heat-proof container and and add the remaining cup of cold water.  Refrigerate for 5 hours or so until the fat has solidified.  (You could also freeze it for 2 hours to speed up the process.)  The mixture will separate into a layer of clarified fat and a layer of water mixed with impurities.  Remove the solidified fat and discard the water.  Place the clarified bacon fat in a container and store in the refrigerator for up to one month, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.  
  • Use this flavorful bacon fat to fry eggs, saute' greens, cook vegetables, toss in pasta, fry chicken or anything else you need a little fat and flavor.
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