Gross or not?
UnderBellyLaughs · 28/11/2019 17:04
Long-time practice picked up from my grandma. When we cook a roast, we always save the fat - dripping - and re-use for the next roast, or roast potatoes, or to make roux for gravy.
Recently discussing fatbergs with friends, all agreeing how yucky it is that people pour fat down the sink. I said that we save fat and put it in the fridge so it solidifies. My friends looked at me, aghast, and one said, ‘but surely just to make it easier to throw away, you can’t possibly use it...’. I gave a non-committal response, but am now not sure if we’re being thrifty or whether this is a disgusting practice.
(FWIW, the dripping makes the best roast potatoes).
UnderBellyLaughs · 28/11/2019 17:47
Well, that’s a huge relief! My grandma and mum have always kept dripping, and so we always keep it too as just presumed this was normal.
Friends were so horrified I thought perhaps this was actually totally gross, and should stop, but very happy to find it’s actually not!
Honestly makes the best roast potatoes and base for a gravy.
Maybe I’ll use the dripping for the next time we invite said friends over for dinner and convert them!
Throckmorton · 28/11/2019 17:53
Please don't give it to birds - it's not good for them:
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