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 Post subject: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 7:15 pm 
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By request, a thread to discuss this product, discuss whether or not your family kept a can of bacon grease under the sink or not, and if you think that's totally weird. Enjoy!

http://store.veganessentials.com/magic- ... p4252.aspx

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 7:25 pm 
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We got some and Trevor is obsessed with it. HE BUTTERS HIS TOAST WITH IT.

Also we keep it in the fridge. I can't wait to try sauteeing some greens in it!

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 7:57 pm 
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No desire to try it whatsoever. My mom kept her bacon grease in the fridge though.


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 8:15 pm 
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we collected bacon grease, but i don't think we ever used it. we collected it and then threw it away when the jar got full.

i also don't see the appeal of the vegan version. it might have been different if we used the grease back then.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 10:38 pm 
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It's really just something different to sautee your greens in. Or make cornbread with. Or biscuits. Gravy. Right now you use Earth Balance or plain oil for those things. Try using some coconut oil that tastes bacon-y and see what happens. Off the chain.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 7:52 am 
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This is another of those things - like sausage & biscuits w/gravy, or chicken & waffles, or poutine - that I would never have considered eating when I was an omnivore, but am now all about trying. Funny how that works!

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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I really, really want to try this. My grandma kept a tin of bacon grease on the counter and would dip from it to cook just about anything (biscuits, scrambled eggs, gravy, probably non-breakfast things as well but I mostly paid attention to breakfast). I always love recreating the breakfasts we used to have when we visited (vegan version, of course), and I think this stuff would make that experience just that much more authentic.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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I cannot wait to try this! I grew up in the deep south, and it's an assumption that all foods are cooked with some variation of animal product - bacon grease being a big one. While I'll gladly ridicule anyone on the food network for using bacon as a crutch, there's just something about that smoky-sweet-savory flavor. I'd probably vomit if I tried to eat actual bacon anything, but I'll totally give this stuff a shot.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 5:00 pm 
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I'm super excited to try this! I wish it was available in more stores, because with shipping from Vegan Essentials or Food Fight, it becomes hard to justify for something I don't really need (since I already have coconut oil and liquid smoke on hand). But the very first time I see this in a store, I am snapping it up!


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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I'm not too excited since it's coconut oil based but I may try it at some point. If I get a free jar.

I await some vegan fatback.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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the idea of it is gross to me. i never liked bacon and always thought it was gross. i feel this was a product we did not need.

but if others like it then more power to them!

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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i guess i don't see why it's any better than regular oil + bacon salt.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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What's bacon salt?

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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Salt that's infused with bacon-y flavors.

You could easily DIY this product, i'm sure theirs has been tested and tweaked like all commercial products though.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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Desdemona wrote:
This is another of those things - like sausage & biscuits w/gravy, or chicken & waffles, or poutine - that I would never have considered eating when I was an omnivore, but am now all about trying. Funny how that works!


I knoooooow. My family did the grease can and I always thought it was disgusting, and yet I somehow want to try this because vegan.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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mrsbadmouth wrote:
You could easily DIY this product, i'm sure theirs has been tested and tweaked like all commercial products though.

Actually we had a thread with a DIY recipe for this a while back: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=29139&p=815043&hilit=bacon+grease+recipe#p815043

I'm kinda interested, even though I never cooked with bacon grease pregan.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 2:05 pm 
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I'm planning to grab a jar come payday. I like the idea of something to jazz up my greens and cornbread.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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I've cooked some Upton's bacon and a few other savory things in it. I liked it, but it wasn't like a life-changing flavor explosion or anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 7:30 pm 
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Yeah this stuff is one of my favorite things to happen to the world of vegan food in a while (finally getting hot pockets and cheeze its was awesome too). I use it for everything, butter biscuits, frying veggies, oil pulling...

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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oil pulling


noooooo

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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i finally got a jar and tried it last night. i guess i was expecting more but when i fried my potatoes & peppers in it, my head did not explode or anything. in the future making some with coconut oil, liquid smoke & spices might be a better flavor kick.

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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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I haven't tried it but I would like to. My family used to use bacon grease only the same day they made the bacon. So they'd make bacon and then use the grease for eggs and any leftovers were thrown out. So I'd probably make an eggy tofu something in it and maybe some greens and cornbread too cuz why not?


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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I tried eggy tofu in the MVB and was surprised that it didn't leave more of a bacony flavor. It was more pronounced when I made garlicky kale with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Magic Vegan Bacon Grease
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We never ate enough bacon to warrant keeping a can. My roommate saw this at our local petes the other day (9$ a jar)', I've been tempted to veganize some to make what my partner calls ''actual flap jacks' which require cooking in bacon grease.

I would probably try the commercial stuff if it went on sale.

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