When I was a kid growing up in the southern part of the United States we cooked everything, I mean everything in either Crisco or bacon fat. We had an empty can Folgers coffee next to the stove that the bacon grease got poured into waiting for later use. Fried eggs & pancakes - bacon fat. Fried chicken - bacon fat. Fried okra, onions, peppers, sausages, chicken, hush puppies, cat fish - bacon fat.
Then one day someone told us it was bad for you.
And we discovered cold pressed virgin olive oil.
And we were told that you shouldn't be eating things like fried chicken and hush puppies anyway.
And so now we love our sautéed vegetables served without butter and our baked fish.
But every once in a while I get a craving for biscuits and gravy with fried eggs and sausages - all cooked with a healthy dollop of bacon fat!
Surely I am not alone????