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

How to Make Hint: What to do with the Turkey dripping fat


  • 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.

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About Hint: What to do with the Turkey dripping fat

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