Crisp, Crumbled Bacon Enhances Dishes
Cooking tips for the caring cook.
Never Waste Bacon!
Crisply cooked, crumbled bacon is not only a great addition to salads, but also works well as a garnish for baked potatoes or other vegetables.
Bacon Cooking Tips
- To prevent bacon from splattering so much, place it in flour first.
- Snip the ends of the bacon to prevent them from curling when frying.
Uses for Bacon
- Try mixing crumbled bacon into batter for muffins, biscuits and cornbread or use in your favorite stuffing recipe for added flair.
- Bacon wrapped sweet potato fries: Cut sweet potatoes into matchsticks and wrap a strip of bacon around each piece. Bake for about 30 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
- Stuff a thick slab of bacon into steamed pork buns. Steam buns according to package directions, spread a layer of hoisin sauce on one side and fill with bacon. Add crisp lettuce and deep-fried tomatoes for a BLT upgrade.
- Bacon Corn-on-the-Cob: Steam or grill corn as you normally would. Meanwhile, combine crumbled bacon with some Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. When ready, spread a layer of butter on the corn and coat with the bacon mixture. Yummy!
Substitute bacon toppings for bacon in your favorite recipes following these measurements:
- 1 tablespoon equals 1-1/2 strips of bacon.
- 1 3-ounce jar equals 1-1/2 pounds of bacon.
- 7 grams equals 1 tablespoon of bacon.
- 3/4 cup (not packed) equals approximately 1 pound of bacon.
Bonus Bacon Tip
Before opening a package of bacon, roll it. This helps separate the slices for easy removal of individual slices.