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What do you do with oil left in jars?

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user1483390742 Wed 23-Aug-17 21:05:35

I mean the sun dried tomatoes type things in oil. I try to use some in my cooking but never manage to use it all, then never know what to do with it so that i can recycle the jar! Pour it into the bin? Down the sink? Soaked up with kitchen roll?
Where oh where should it go?!
Or is it just me....?! confused

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SquareWord Wed 23-Aug-17 21:07:13

Pour it down the sink.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 23-Aug-17 21:08:37

Try and use it in cottage pie, lasagne, whatever needs tomatoes ..

MusicToMyEars800 Wed 23-Aug-17 21:09:13

If I don't use it I usually leave it in the jar and throw it in the bin blush I don't know if I'm doing it wrong confused
The sundried tomato oil is great for crusty bread and soft cheese(camembert, brie) though.

Polter Wed 23-Aug-17 21:13:10

Please don't pour it down the sink.

You could:
- put it in your foodwaste if you have it collected
- pour it in an old milk carton and when it's full take it to the tip
- use it to help light a barbecue and then use it to baste the food
- soak it up with newspaper/kitchen towel and put it in the general waste bin

Blondie1984 Wed 23-Aug-17 21:55:58

I use it to make salad dressing, as a base for pasta sauce or I fry thinly sliced potato or cubed potatoes in it to serve with cold leftover roast meat

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 23-Aug-17 21:57:51

Leave it in the jar and bin the lot. Also blush

Lonoxo Wed 23-Aug-17 22:01:41

Use it for cooking e.g. Stir fry. It should have a nice tomato flavour.

IdaBiscuit Wed 23-Aug-17 22:10:11

Bin it

HoneyWheeler Wed 23-Aug-17 22:13:26

Salad dressings!

missmoffatt2705 Thu 24-Aug-17 16:28:41

I leave the jar right next to the cooker so next time I'm frying something, I see the jar and use it. You run the risk of blocked drains if you chuck it down the sink and that could be expensive to sort out.

scurryfunge Thu 24-Aug-17 16:31:39

Freeze in an ice cube tray and use for cooking?

FlukeSkyeRunner Fri 25-Aug-17 08:17:08

Use it for cooking. It's great if you make your own bread - drizzle it on focaccia. Or in salad dressings.

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