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    Homemade Fresh Bacon Bits

    Homemade Fresh Bacon Bits. Photo by breezermom

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    10 mins

    5 mins

    5 mins

    Karen From Colorado's Note:

    Fresh is just so much nicer then the pre-packaged kind that uses picnic bacon and tastes like cardboard. These fry quickly and you don't have to crumble the slices after frying them. There is no need to separate the pieces. They will separate during cooking. Use these in any recipe calling for crumbled bacon or bacon bits. Perfect for salads and baked potato toppings or twice baked potatoes.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Partially freeze your package of bacon so that it holds together easier while slicing.
    2. 2
      Use a sharp knife and cut the frozen bacon into long strips about 1/4 inch wide.
    3. 3
      Turn the bacon and cut the strips into pieces also about 1/4 in wide.
    4. 4
      Sprinkle with pepper.
    5. 5
      Fry over a medium high heat until crisp.
    6. 6
      Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
    7. 7
      You can freeze this for later use by placing the bacon bits in a single layer on a cooking sheet. Once they are frozen, place them in a zip lock bag for use in recipes, salads or baked potatoes. Freezing this way allows you to be able to take out just what you need without thawing the entire bag of frozen solid bacon bits.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 04, 2010

      55

      What a unique idea!!! I never use the processed bacon bits as I find they have too much salt in them. I had a lb of bacon sitting in the fridge that I needed to do something with. I cooked them up then put them on a cookie tray and put my timer on for 20 minutes until they were partially frozen, then bagged them! They won't stay there long as I plan on using part of them for Dave's Killer Baked Beans (56969) tomorrow!! Kudos on a great idea!!!

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    • on June 30, 2008

      55

      Awesome tip, you have made my life easier.

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    • on September 23, 2013

      Great! However...when is there ever any bacon left over for freezing?? Haha! Loved it, thanks for the tip.

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    Nutritional Facts for Homemade Fresh Bacon Bits

    Serving Size: 1 (56 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 259.6
     
    Calories from Fat 229
    88%
    Total Fat 25.5 g
    39%
    Saturated Fat 8.5 g
    42%
    Cholesterol 38.5 mg
    12%
    Sodium 472.3 mg
    19%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.3 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 6.5 g
    13%

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