"Bacon Bits" that are sold on the supermarket shelf are rubbery and barely taste like bacon.
Not only that, they are chocked full of preservatives in order to sit on a shelf for months.
Here I will show you my process of how we make bacon bits at our house.
You will now be asking your wife to have "salad" every night.
Step 1: Tools & Ingredients
Storage Container (or ziplock)
Bacon (1 lb)
Step 2: Cook Your Bacon
This is how we cook bacon at home.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Fit a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet so it covers the entire pan
- Lay out bacon
- Cook for 10-12 minutes.
CAN. NOT. RESIST.
.. Okay, yes, eat one.
- Lay your bacon on the paper towel. (Let sit for 2 minutes.)
Step 4: Chop It Up
Now that your bacon has had time to cool down and get rid of some of that grease:
- Chop it up
- Keep chopping. (you want a fine crumb)
Step 5: Storage
Yes, that is what a pile of bacon bits should look like.
None of that rubbery stuff.
I like to store my bacon bits in a old spice jar but a ziplock works fine.
Your bacon bits will be good in the fridge for 4-6 weeks!