The horse is out of the barn. Done and gone. I did not measure it. It was all of the trim I had, it was ABOUT 2 cups worth. However, I have used this method before, and it turned out ok. I put it on "keep warm" setting on my crock-pot for 24 hours. In addition, after reading most of these posts, I should add that the oil is still clear. Perhaps I did NOT get it hot enough? It did not turn dark as several others have mentioned. Again, thanks.