What Is FOG?

FOG is an acronym for Fats, Oils and Grease.

  • FATS are solid at room temperature.  Common fats are butter, shortening, margarine, peanut butter, meat trimmings, uncooked poultry skin, and dairy products:  cheeses, milk, cream, sour cream and ice cream.
  • OILS are liquid at room temperature and include salad dressings and vegetable, canola, olive and corn oil.
  • GREASE turns to liquid during cooking, but solidifies when cooled.  Gravy, mayonnaise, melted meat fat, bacon and sausage and boiled poultry skin are all sources of grease.

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