Monday, February 23, 2009

Crumbled Bacon - The Easy Way

It is no secret - I have a rather strong (and maybe unhealthy) obsession with bacon. My obsession closely rivals my husband's obsession. And the kids have heartily embraced all things bacon as well.

So as you can imagine, bacon finds its way into our meals fairly regularly. Although I will admit, since we don't fool ourselves about this obsession, we limit our bacon purchases to 2 pounds a month.

Since we limit our bacon consumption, I am always trying to stretch the amount used. I prefer to use half a pound at a time that is cooked and crumbled before being added to other dishes.

I used to avoid these types of recipes because of the mess involved. But then I realized that the mess was needless. Now, kitchen scissors do this job quite nicely for me.

  1. I don't even bother to separate individual slices. Instead, I just peel off a chunk of bacon that contains as many slices as I need.
  2. The, I hold the bacon directly over a hot skillet and snip. The bacon will stick together, but don't worry, it will separate as it cooks.
  3. I stir the bacon in the skillet until it is to desired doneness. Then I drain and use it, assuming it doesn't all get eaten first.
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Lora 11:12 PM  

Great idea, Kate! I LOVE bacon, too!:)

Amy @ Finer Things 11:39 PM  

That's EXACTLY how I do it!

Shynea @ Penny Pinching Diva 2:32 AM  

I have never thought about cooking bacon like this. I usually cook it in the oven to limit the amount of grease splatters on my arm. :) I will have to try it this way next time.

UnfinishedMom 8:02 AM  

This is a great tip. I've been cutting it up with a knife, but using scissors directly into the pan is even better.

Buffie 8:17 AM  

Great idea and I completely understand about the bacon obsession. Umm, bacon.

Jerralea 12:27 PM  

I've done this, too. It works great! And ... you are not alone in your bacon obsession ...

mub 1:24 PM  

Before I started buying already diced bacon (cheaper for me here) I used to do this and it works -so- well!

melinda 1:29 PM  

good idea..
i share your bacon love..
that old commerical where the dog follows the bacon smell, saying "bacon, bacon, bacon"--when i saw it for the first time, i thought, "THATS ME!"
thanks for sharing your tip:)

Under the Florida Sun 3:46 PM  

Great post.

Why is it something so simple as that, seems to never cross my mind. LOL!!

The Mangerchine's 4:45 PM  

Great idea!!!!


BarbaraLee 5:02 PM  

You can put it in the oven and bake it.

Kevan and Jayde Riley 6:05 PM  

I too put my bacon in the oven on a cookie sheet with sides. I line it with foil and then once it cools I just wad it up and throw it away. No cleanup. It is awesome!

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