How to Cut Bacon

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Bacon is cured pork, and it is typically cut into thin slices that are then cooked on a griddle. Slices of bacon can be eaten on their own as a breakfast item, used to top other foods like burgers or casseroles, or wrapped around small bits of food to make appetizers. Bacon has a salty-sweet taste that combines well with other foods. If you have purchased a whole bacon slab, cut your bacon correctly to provide the most flavorful dining experience.

Lay the bacon slab flat on a cutting board.

Locate the stripes of fat. Bacon is typically heavily striped with fat, which makes it ideal as a seasoning for plainer foods.

Cut a slice from the end of the slab, making your cut parallel to the lines of fat. Make the slice about ¼ inch thick, as the slice will shrivel in the pan. If you are using the bacon as a topping, you may wish to slice it slightly thicker.

Repeat until you have all the bacon you need.