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Old 05-27-2016, 10:23 PM
Trinopus Trinopus is offline
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Originally Posted by Daylate View Post
. . . I once did an experiment to determine this. We had a 12 ounce package of bacon, which I weighed just before it was fried, and by golly it came out to exactly 12 ounces. Then, I weighed it again after frying. The fried, ready to eat weight was only 3.1 ounces. So, almost exactly 75% of the original bacon was basically thrown away after frying. Not very efficient - makes the price per piece of the fried bacon rather expensive.
Thank you for this! Great timing, as I was just thinking of posting to ask the same question.

And...don't throw out the fat/oil/grease. Instead, add it to other food, over time. Boiling up some rice? Toss in some bacon fat! Making quesadillas? Bacon fat! It's still yummy!