I've been meaning to blog about grease jars for ages, specifically, when I realized how much I love cooking with bacon grease. Gross, I know, but my god, it can make things so delicious! I also love the idea that something so nasty can be stored in an adorable little jar created specifically for that purpose. They were a big deal between the 30's-50's, when people really needed to save every last bit of what they had.
The ones that boldly say "GREASE" on them are my favorites; these are jars with nothing to hide. However, this "fat can" may be taking it too far.
|federal glass grease jar from gasman201 (nice name!) on etsy|
I don't have a grease jar yet, but Etsy is dripping (ha! see what I did there?) with them, so it's only a matter of time. Obviously, they can be used for non-grease purposes as well. Is there a grease jar in your past or future? Do you ever cook with grease like Ma Joad would have?