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12 Chefs Reveal the One Ingredient You Should Always Have in Your Kitchen

PureWow Logo By letters@purewow.com (Sarah Stiefvater) of PureWow | Slide 1 of 12: “After frying up bacon at home, I always save the bacon fat in a jar and keep it by the stove as an essential addition to other dishes. It enhances foods like beans and greens—anywhere you want a rich smoky flavor. Grease a pan for eggs with a little bacon fat instead of butter. You’ll never turn back.” -Austin Kirzner, Executive Chef, Red Fish Grill in New Orleans, LA

1. Bacon Fat

“After frying up bacon at home, I always save the bacon fat in a jar and keep it by the stove as an essential addition to other dishes. It enhances foods like beans and greens—anywhere you want a rich smoky flavor. Grease a pan for eggs with a little bacon fat instead of butter. You’ll never turn back.”

-Austin Kirzner, Executive Chef, Red Fish Grill in New Orleans, LA

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