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Ive got a lb of frozen pepper bacon.....

ashaleenicole Feb 16, 2012 08:25 AM

I'm thawing now and using a few slices to wrap meatloaf! What should I do with the rest?

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  1. hotoynoodle RE: ashaleenicole Feb 16, 2012 08:31 AM

    eat it!

    eggs, over a salad, blt sandwich, in a grilled cheese, crunched up over mashed or baked potatoes...

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      gordeaux RE: ashaleenicole Feb 16, 2012 08:33 AM

      Blt sandwiches.
      Chili -crisp the baco, then use the drippings like oil to make chili as normal, add the bacon back in for the final simmer.
      breakfast bacon and eggs tomorrow
      Anything you'd use bacon for?

      1. mels RE: ashaleenicole Feb 16, 2012 08:34 AM

        You should bring it to my house. ;)

        hotoynoodle has the right idea...salads, sandwiches, potato topping...make a pot of baked beans (I make giant pots and freeze it), cook it up and freeze it- it reheats OK for a fast breakfast, diced rendered bacon makes the great beginnings of almost any kind of chowder, I like it cooked, diced, and thrown in pancake batter...endless possibilities!

        1. ipsedixit RE: ashaleenicole Feb 16, 2012 08:37 AM

          If you have to ask what to do with bacon you've just lost your Chowhound-mojo.


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            wyogal RE: ashaleenicole Feb 16, 2012 08:37 AM

            Lay it out on a baking sheet (with a rim), bake it along side the meatloaf. When done, take it out, drain on paper towel, and put it in a bag in the fridge. I pour the grease into a cup, and use throughout the week here and there. Then, you'll have pre-cooked bacon to crumble into whatever, dip into chocolate, eat out of the bag, put on a sandwich, add to baked beans, make a quiche, etc. If you don't think you'd use it all this week, put some slices in the freezer.

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              Cathy RE: ashaleenicole Feb 16, 2012 08:38 AM

              You could keep it frozen for later use. Toss the package on the floor and the slices should separate so you can thaw just what you need.

              1. EM23 RE: ashaleenicole Feb 16, 2012 09:12 AM

                If you are already thawing it, just cook the rest and then freeze it. Cooked bacon freezes really well and is handy to have ready to go for breakfast or sandwiches.

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                  ashaleenicole RE: ashaleenicole Feb 16, 2012 09:21 AM

                  I considered making candied bacon. Do you think the pepper would ruin it? Also gonna toss some in with my green beans! I do like the chowder idea!

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                    katecm RE: ashaleenicole Feb 16, 2012 09:29 AM

                    I was going to recommend a maple glazed bacon. I love the sweet/salty/spicy combo, so I think it would be great.

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