Hint: What to do with the Turkey dripping fat

Bonnie Beck


This is trick I learned one day when wondering what to do with the extra fat drippings I drain from roasting my turkey.

Yes, I use some of the fat for making a roux, but I have learned to save all the seasoned fat drippings from my turkey.

I dislike wasting anything.

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turkey fat you drain from your roasting pan


1When I roast a turkey I do it on a rack.

Then I drain off the fat from the drippings and save the dripping fat in a container in the freezer.
2The next time I make turkey, I rub the turkey dripping fat on the turkey instead of using butter or oil. Then I lightly season the turkey, because the turkey fat drippings already have seasonings in it.
3You'll be amazed at the flavor it imparts to your turkey and how rich in flavor the gravy will be.
4I have also used the turkey fat drippings to roast potatoes and carrots in...they come out nice and brown and seasoned with a wonderful flavor.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Gravies
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #turky, #basting