Bacon bits are a staple at salad bars and on top of baked potatoes, but many commercial versions of bacon bits are not really made from bacon. In "Bacon: A Love Story," Heather Lauer notes that the uses for bacon bits are unlimited, and that ones you make often taste better than bottled versions do. While homemade bacon bits do not keep as long as most store-bought varieties, they lend a bolder flavor to any dish you feel like adding them to.
Cut the bacon into large chunks using a sharp knife.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
Sprinkle the chopped bacon into the hot skillet.
Cook the bacon bits for 5 to 6 minutes, then stir.
Cook the bacon, stirring often, until it is crispy.
Line a large plate with two or three layers of paper towels.
Remove the bacon from the skillet using a slotted spoon and layer on the paper towels.
Allow the bacon to drain and cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
Crumble the bacon into small bits using your fingers. Store in an airtight container.
How to Cook Pancetta
How to Cook Thick Sliced Bacon in the ...
Can You Bake Sliders?
How to Cook Prawns in a Oven
The Calories in a Portobello Mushroom ...
How to Cook Miracle Whip on Boneless ...
How to Cook Mustard & Turnip Greens in ...
How to Cook a Daisy Ham
How to Fry Queso Blanco
How to Shrink Cotton Shirts
How to Make Toasted Bread Sticks With ...
How to Cook Steak Florentine Pinwheels
How to Make Sour Cream Out of Heavy ...
How to Cook Liver and Onions
How to Cook Fried Chicken with Bacon Fat
Menu Ideas Using Crepes
How to Roast Italian Sausage
Difference Between Peppermint Extract & ...
Do You Have to Cook Ramps or Can You ...
How to Make Asado Chinese Style
- "The Sneaky Chef"; Missy Chase Lapine; 2008
- "Bacon: A Love Story"; Heather Lauer; 2010
Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.