Hey Frugaldribble , if you don’t use paper towels much, what do you use when you fry bacon or french fries to soak up oil? This is what someone asked me when they previewed my previous post.
Well, here it is. Do you see that stale hamburger bun peeking out from underneath those French fries? This is what I use to soak up extra oil..stale, aging bread. It’s my husband’s birthday and he loves jalapeño burgers, so you may see a peek of those at the back of the photo🙂.
I learned this trick from a friend in the restaurant business. Restaurants are also trying to reduce waste. Many of them use the aging bread to soak up oil from fried dishes or they are turning old bread into delightful bread pudding or other dishes. You can purchase a wire rack just for this purpose. I just don’t want to buy anything else that I have to store. I always have bread on hand in various stages of freshness. Also, I like the wicking action of an old piece of bread because it works similarly to a paper towel to remove the most oil. See all the greasy residue that has soaked into the bun? Give it try sometime and let me know what you think☺️.