Things to do with Bacon

Recipe file created January 14, 2000.

My grocery store sells 4 1/2 pound boxes of "soup bacon" for about 5 or 6 dollars (CAN). It is a little on the salty side, so we don't generally fry it up and just eat it. What I do is chop it up and put the whole thing into a big pot and cook it. Once all of the water has evaporated, I separate the bacon from the fat and let it cool. Then I put it into a resealable container and freeze it. The fat is poured into another resealable container and put in the fridge.

Now, whenever I need a little bacon for something, I just grab a handful out of the freezer. We put it in omelettes, sandwiches and sauces. We use it to top casseroles, soup and scalloped potatoes. It goes in pizza and muffins. The uses are endless! And it is really convenient -- we don't have to dirty a fry pan to cook a small amount of bacon, and we don't have to wait for it to cook.

The bacon fat is used when we fry meat, or when a savoury dish calls for butter or margarine. I just substitute the bacon fat! I end up with very little waste from the box.

So, if you like bacon as much as we do, try it out. You won't be sorry!

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