How to Get the Last Shortening Out of a Container



Shortening in short supply, or just being savvy with the budget and considerate of food? Get the most out of that container before tossing aside the margarine, vegetable fat, beef shortening, dripping, whatever, by using this handy trick.

Steps

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    Fill the container with boiling water.
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    Leave it to cool.
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    Wait for the shortening to rise to the top of the cooled water.
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    Spoon it out from the top and use as needed.
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    Pour the remaining water out and you will have a clean container for recycling!

Things You'll Need

  • Shortening in container
  • Hot water
  • Spoon (slotted one can be good)

Article Info

Categories: Food Preparation