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Food glossary

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Beef dripping

Dripping is the fat that drips from a joint during roasting, it is clarified and forms a solid fat that is sold in blocks.

Uses:
In the past, dripping was served as a spread and 'bread and dripping' was considered to be a real treat after the traditional Sunday roast. Nowadays it is used mainly as a cooking fat - either for shallow frying meat, as a roasting fat for potatoes or to dot over a joint to keep it moist during cooking.

To store:
Keep in the fridge and use by the best before date.