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Kitchen Dictionary: bacon

Pronounced: BAY-con

Fatty side of a pig which has been cured and smoked. Bacon should be 1/2 - 2/3 fat, which gives bacon its flavor. Rendered bacon fat, bacon grease, is often used as a cooking fat, especially in Southern U.S. cuisine.


Season: available year-round

How to select: You will get 16-20 regular slices per pound, when purchased sliced. You can also buy slab bacon to slice yourself. Cracklings are the bits of fried bacon rind. You can also purchased pre-cooked bacon bits for salads, and the like, but if they are true bacon they will need to be refrigerated. Imitation bacon bits are sold on the shelf.

Substitutions: 1 slice bacon = 1 tbsp bacon bits; bacon = smoke sausage = turkey bacon = Canadian bacon = boiled, baked or smoked ham

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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 0
Calories from Fat 0 (0%)
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 0.0g 0%

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