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Tip - Degrease Pepperoni for Pizza

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DanAyo

Tip - Degrease Pepperoni for Pizza

A good way to degrease pepperoni.

Spread out pepperoni on a doubled paper towel and place on a plate. A marker was used to trace the circumference of the plate. Microwave at 80% power for 60 seconds. Remove and blot with additional paper towel. You will not get puudles of grease on your pepperoni with this method. This technique is well worth the extra effort. And the pepperoni taste better, IMO.

   

Notice how dry (oil free) the pie looks. It required no blotting at all. Never again raw pepperonis!

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Benito

Good idea!  Thanks for sharing.

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gavinc

Great idea. Thanks. Noted for our next pizza day. Cheers.

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Wild-Yeast

Dan,

Any chance you can do a before and after weight check? This has to remove a fair amount of cholesterol from the pepperoni...,

Wild-Yeast

 
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DanAyo

Wild-Yeast, great idea. But never did weight the oil loss. As you suspect, it does shed quite a bite. Without removing the oil there are puddles in the middle of each piece.