How to flat freeze bacon is quite possibly the most important kitchen hack to know.
Ever buy a package of bacon that was just more than you needed? I know, what are the odds that there’s extra bacon.
Well – it really does happen. Because buying bacon in bulk is a great way to save money. But only if you know what to do with it.
Here’s how it happens…
One time I received 6 lbs. of bacon in a bulk-meat sampler box.
I had extra – almost 4 lbs. extra.
Even if I’d purchased a 2 lb. package from the store – it’s still too much for our family to eat in one meal.
So. What do you do?
Well, from the looks of the video below, you should flat freeze it.
Yes, you freeze it flat on a sheet of foil, with a piece of parchment paper in between layers.
Why freeze bacon flat like this?
Because it will thaw so much faster and you can just add it to a rimmed baking sheet and bake it away.
Yes, if you aren’t baking bacon, then you’re missing out on the best, most evenly cooked bacon. With no splattery, greasy messes on the stove top and surrounding counter top.
3 STEPS TO COOKING BACON IN BULK
- Flat freeze, as shown above.
- Thaw for 10 minutes while the oven preheats.
- Bake in the oven.
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