Introduction: Bacon Bowl
In this instructable, I will show you how to make a Bacon Bowl. I will also give you a review about the product I used to make these easily as well as an alternative method using a muffing pan. Bacon bowls are easy to make, and pretty cool, especially if you are a bacon lover! Let's get started!
If you have any questions or comments put them down below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both!
Step 1: Ingredients/Tools
- Kitchen spray
- The Perfect Bacon Bowl or muffin pan
- Paper towel
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Step 2: Wipe It Down
First we will be using a product called the perfect bacon bowl. When I first got this I was skeptical on how good it was and if it did indeed work. So we will be using this first then later on I will explain an alternative way for making bacon bowls. We take a paper towel and spray it with cooking spray and then wipe down the plastic bacon bowl mold. They recommend to not spray it directly.
Step 3: Cut the Bacon
Next we want to cut one slice of bacon right in half.
Step 4: Make and X
Next we take the two halves and make an X over the plastic mound.
Step 5: Wrap Them
Now we take the other two full length pieces and wrap them around. After the first one is wrapped around, then you will wrap the other one around the opposite direction so it covers the seam, fat side of the bacon facing up. Now it is ready to be cooked in the microwave or baked in the oven or toaster oven. I am going to use the microwave. I will cook it on high for 2.5 minutes, then check the crispiness. If it is not crisp enough, I will cook it for another 30 seconds or so and check it.
Step 6: Fill With Toppings
Once it is done it will look something like this. Definitely not what the picture is on the box that the product comes in haha. But the product does indeed work and it makes a bacon bowl! It was super easy, great for a quick way to get creative with your bacon. Now it will take longer if you decide to bake it in the oven instead. 20 to 25 minutes or so. Then all you need to do is fill it up with some scrambled eggs, or whatever else you might like.
Step 7: Alternative Way
But let's say you are interested in making a bacon bowl but don't want to buy that product. You can try this method. Take a muffin pan, and then cook your bacon about half way, but make sure it is still nice and pliable. Then spray the inside of your muffin tin. Then just line the inside with your bacon pieces. Now crack open an egg and put it right in, then top with cheese and bake the whole thing in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until the egg is cooked. Voila another method.
Step 8: Video Tutorial
Now watch those steps in action by checking out the video tutorial!
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1 year ago
Try using a 4" clay terracotta pot wrapped with tinfoil as your base. Only buy bacon that has a good line of meat through the whole length. I've had good luck with Kirklands bacon by just sifting through all the packs looking for bacon that isn't too fatty. I then roll the bacon out with a rolling pin before wrapping the pot. (You don't have to do this but I find that you can reduce the amount of bacon needed per bowl by 2 by rolling the bacon first). Then while weaving tack the bacon with a couple of wooden toothpicks. The key is to have a good weave. Place the pot upside down on a cookie sheet. Drap 2 pieces across the pot in an x. Then weave 2 or 3 pieces around the outside. Going over-under-over under. Then the next piece goes under-over-under-over. Bake in the oven until crispy and voila. 4" tall flower pot size bacon bowls.
Reply 1 year ago
Nice! yeah this was just a review of the actual bacon bowl product. :)
Tip 1 year ago on Step 7
Another method, again using a muffin pan, is to flip the pan upside down and place it on/in another pan slightly bigger or more. Now you can make as many bowls as you have muffin cups. Just wrap the cups the same as you would with the Perfect Bacon Bowl(or similar, there are multiple products out now) You don't need to precook, and probably better off not doing so. A giant muffin pan is great, but needs more slices per bowl. Now you will bake as instructed for the filled one(20-25 min) starting to check at the 20 min mark. You want a solid and firm bowl but you don't want the extreme shrinkage the OP had.
1- the more bowls you make at once, the bigger the pan you want to catch drippings in. It may also help to put the muffin pan on a small rack in the pan to elevate it from the grease.
2- if you find shrinkage to be an issue still, try finding a small pan or other ovensafe object to place on top until the sides have solidified. A small cookie sheet with some kind of weight in it(dry beans, dry rice, or other things used for piecrust weights would work, or some smaller cast iron items) Make sure to grease it, or put parchment paper between. You could also use bacon presses, tortilla press(metal only) or a cast iron skillet. The purpose is to keep the bowls on the cups until the sides are half done so they don't contract and slide up like in the microwave photo. Must cook without weight/cover after so that the bottom too can form.
Reply 1 year ago
Yep, you can use the inside or the outside of the pan.
2 years ago on Step 8
Looks so yummy!
Reply 2 years ago
Thank you! Especially if you love bacon, haha.