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Do you blot the oil off your bacon?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 09, 2013 at 6:17 PM

So do you? I've always blotted the oil off with a paper towel because my mom has done that ever since I can remember, but I was thinking, does it even make a difference? I mean I cook my eggs in the leftover bacon fat so why should I blot off the oil after I fry the bacon? The instructions on the back of the package also says to blot off the excess oil... is that just just anti-saturated fat propaganda?

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on May 10, 2013
at 01:57 AM

If Im not mistaken all pigs eat grain. The question is which grains, and are they eating other "pasture" type things..apples, chestnuts, etc.

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on May 10, 2013
at 01:33 AM

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on May 10, 2013
at 12:18 AM

Whaaaaat?! Sometimes I even throw my spoon in there and have a scoop. No blotting here. However, I do conserve some for eggs, roasting chickens or a nice leg of lamb.

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on May 09, 2013
at 07:04 PM

If your eating grain fed bacon it is probably a good idea to blot it...

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on May 10, 2013
at 01:57 AM

If Im not mistaken all pigs eat grain. The question is which grains, and are they eating other "pasture" type things..apples, chestnuts, etc.

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5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

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on May 09, 2013
at 06:47 PM

Forget blotting -- I lick it off :9

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on May 10, 2013
at 01:33 AM

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C5d5cfab77a26fa17a56f2c62b99b879

on May 09, 2013
at 06:38 PM

I don't blot it but I sometimes drain the skillet mid-way through cooking the bacon. It gets crispier than it does if it swims in its own grease. But I keep the stuff that I drain for later.

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on July 26, 2013
at 01:16 AM

I blot ...

I've done it since I was young. I used to think that the excess oil was disgusting looking. I've done it to my pizza, bacon.... yeah. I don't do it much now though.

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on July 25, 2013
at 04:35 PM

yes I blot my bacon,but I wondered if it kept the fat level lower????????

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B2379df17e386c4455996b186731db5e

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on June 02, 2013
at 09:01 PM

No. I pour the grease all over my eggs.

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on June 02, 2013
at 08:37 PM

I leave the left over grease in the pan for cooking the rest of the meal, but the bacon strips themselves I let rest on a paper towel. Not really blotting them but letting the fat drip off a bit. This is purely out of preference for texture.

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on June 02, 2013
at 08:28 PM

ex pre paleo bacon blotter here

blotting no more bacon.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on May 10, 2013
at 12:11 AM

no i love the grease.

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on May 10, 2013
at 12:08 AM

No need to worry - i think theres plenty of fat there to go around even after you blot. In answer to your question, on the rare occasion i eat bacon..I do indeed blot.

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on May 09, 2013
at 06:46 PM

I think its a good idea to blot if your saving it for later in the day, that way it should stay a bit crispier, but if im eating it then & there i make sure to have all the fat aswell, makes it much tastier on my buds

Theres something really nice about lard, i love it when its that creamy thick texture half solid half melted

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