NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Rachael Ray attends Sonya Sklaroff's A Love Letter To New York City: Solo Exhibition and Book Release at The Algonquin Hotel on April 07, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Sonya Sklaroff)
The Clever Way Rachael Ray Gets Rid Of Frying Oil
By Garth Clingingsmith
Of all the mistakes you must avoid when deep-frying, improperly disposing of the oil might be the biggest. Too much of this used oil gets poured into our sewer system, which is not good for anyone, but Rachael Ray has a clever hack to avoid this.
On "The Rachael Ray Show," the chef extols her love of a product called Hard Oil, described by the Hard Oil company as a "sustainable plant-based oil solidifier." Sprinkle the correct dose of Hard Oil into a warm oil, stir to dissolve, wait an hour, and pluck it into the trash.
Similar products are available, such as FryAway, which is a powdered solidifier that recommends composting the hardened oil in small amounts. These can be used on any cooking fat, including bacon fat — or if you'd like, these pucks can be saved to make candles, soap, or firestarters.