Bacon is one of those foods that I just can’t imagine living without. Whether your preference is for thick cut, pepper crusted, turkey, beef, or pork; bacon=love. It is so versatile…I use it on everything from pizza to soup to our standard Saturday morning brrunch-a-thon.The kind I usually buy comes in large, 3 lb. packages. As much as I enjoy bacon, I cannot use 3 pounds before it starts to go bad.
Once, when I was but a blushing bride, I tossed a package in the freezer. But I wasn’t thinking ahead, and after a long time of trying to chip the slices apart, we ended up with bacon bits for breakfast.
So, this is the solution I came to. I lay the slices out on a cookie sheet or tray…whatever will fit into your freezer. I like to line the tray with parchment or wax paper so it’s easier to clean, and easy to separate the slices. Pop into the freezer for a few hours or overnight.
Now that your bacon is individually frozen, you can toss it into a freezer bag to use whenever you’d like. Full sized slices fit best in a 2 gallon freezer bag.
I’ve recently discovered that half slices are really a lot easier to cook and maneuver in the pan. So the last time I froze bacon, I just rolled up the wax paper and cut the whole log in half. Then, they’re small enough to store in a regular one gallon bag with no problem.
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