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!!!
Awesome tip, you have made my life easier.
I, too, keep bacon always fried up for use in chocolate cakes, chocolate chip cookies, omelets and just plain ol' scrambled eggs, however, so that the bacon doesn't shrink so much I do it a bit different. I cut the bacon in 1/4" strips while still partially frozen, then place each strip on its side in a skillet set on low medium and cover tightly. After 15 minutes, I separate the pieces and continue to cook with the lid on another 15-20 minutes. Then I take the lid off and keeping the same temperature, let it cook about 30 more minutes. By "sweating" the bacon, the juices will keep the bacon plumped up and the same size. When crisp I drain it and keep the drippings for other uses. I store it in a tightly covered dish in the refrigerator. My rescued Pugs get a few bits on their Sunday morning meal. Oops! I'm spoiling them!
Great! However...when is there ever any bacon left over for freezing?? Haha! Loved it, thanks for the tip.
Simple, smart and tasty!
Easy and delicious. I always need crumbled bacon for one reason or another, and this makes it so easy to have it anytime. No more cooking the bacon as I need it, now I can make a large batch and freeze it (if I have any left)!
Thanks Karen, this worked out very well and it made a lot of good quality bacon bits, saving me time in the evenings (when I don't really have any nor the extra energy while getting dinner on the table). I froze them as you suggested and can easily pour out just what we need, which helps to stretch that pound of bacon even further. My family loves them and it really perks up baked potatoes, pasta salads, soups or even sprinkled over our green salads. Thanks for the idea!
Perfect timesaver. Being from the south, we add bacon to tons of things! Such a great idea.
I would suggest covering your bacon bits with a layer of saran wrap while freezing to prevent the little amount of freezer burn (dehydration) that will come from it. Other than that, fantastic idea.
Genius! This Time-saver recipe is a keeper! Thanks!