Are you a foodie, but just don’t like vegetables?
Or, maybe you love all foods, but you’re looking for a way to up the flavour of your dishes and reduce food waste?
Well, over on Reddit professional chefs have been sharing their favourite cooking hacks for us to try.
And, one of them will add flavour to any and every dish possible.
It will even make your greens taste like bacon – yum!
The poster, grannyRUcroquet said: “Save. bacon. fat."
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They continued: “Filter cooled, but still liquid bacon fat through a paper towel into a coffee mug or similar heat resistant container.
“It stays fresh in the fridge for months.
“Use it anywhere you'd use butter, lard, or oil to infuse a bacon flavour.
“This will obviously make the best gravy, but the pro tip is to use bacon fat instead of butter or olive oil to saute veggies, especially leafy stuff like kale, spinach, or greens.
“The one pitfall to bacon fat: it's salty. So remember to adjust your recipe for that.”
The method essentially sounds like the bacon version of beef dripping which our grandparents may have used.
And, for good reason – it will save you money on buying oil, reduces food waste and adds so much extra flavour.
Another chef recommended keeping your bacon fat in a jar with a two piece lid made of a paper towel and then the can top.
This way you stop it from oxidising.
Other chefs claimed they used bacon fat to add to their favourite dishes.
One person said: “I make a bacon grilled cheese and cook the sandwich in the same pan as the bacon fat so the bread gets infused with bacon flavour.”
“Fried egg in bacon fat is love (and Brussels sprouts),” added another.
A third said: “Every cream based sauce I’ve ever made for chicken is greatly improved by bacon fat.
“It’s truly your best friend for cooking masterpieces.”
“For leafy greens like you said, it is cash money,” added another.
So, there you have it, don’t let that liquid gold go to waste.
Collect your bacon fat and add it to whatever you like to improve the flavour.