Save Bacon Fat, Save the Earth (and the Economy?)

Growing up, my grandmother had a can under the kitchen sink to store grease. I never followed this frugal habit as I never really cook. But this year, I started saving my bacon grease (mainly to bake cookies). This article argues that doing so is an easy way to do your bit for the environment. Maybe you can’t afford a hybrid car or thermal heating system... but you can conserve a natural resource by cooking with your bacon grease! A very tasty sounding potato recipe is provided just to prove that it’s worth your while. If you don’t use it for cooking perhaps you can use it as fuel. The article even claims that saving bacon grease will save the economy:

“Cardiologists will prosper and they will buy the hybrid autos, and install geo-thermal systems thus stimulating the economy. The stock market will recover, the recession will end -- and we will owe it all to bacon grease.”

Sounds good to me!


  1. Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!! I always save my bacon grease-some things I cool would just not be the same without it. I have occasionally bought and cooked bacon just to replenish my supply(and of course eating the bacon is no hardship!)

  2. I'm going to have to graduate to a pickle jar soon, unless I can come up with something to use that bacon goodness in... ideas?

  3. Plenty! My supply is low after making the Elvis cookies... You can always share!