Introduction: The End of Smelly Bacon

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I am the only one in our house who eats bacon regularly. Before what you read in the Instructable, a pound of bacon would be opened and most of it would rest on a refrigerator shelf for several weeks uncooked. After a while it developed an odor. We might cook all of it and reheat it, but it tasted like old reheated bacon. We might also put the opened package into the freezer, but then I had to thaw all of it, cook what I wanted, and freeze it again. I found a new, better way.

Needed for this are:
  • An unopened package of bacon (not frozen)
  • A knife for opening the bacon package
  • Plastic sandwich bags
  • A larger locking plastic bag

Step 1: Open the Package

Open the package of bacon and pull off as many strips as you usually eat in one serving. For me that is two slices.

Step 2: Bag the Bacon

Fold each serving portion and place each into a separate sandwich baggie. Fold the baggie around the bacon.

Step 3: Bag the Baggies

Place the sandwich baggies into a locking freezer bag, seal the lock, and place into a freezer.

When you want bacon, open the locking freezer bag. Remove a baggie. Remove the bacon from the baggie. Place a paper towel on a plate and place the serving of bacon onto the paper towel. Cook for two burst of 25 seconds in a microwave. Remove the plate from the microwave. Watch out for hot grease. Lay each piece of bacon flat on the towel. Wrap one piece in a couple of layers of the paper towel. Then wrap the other in the towel.

Place the plate back into the microwave and cook in bursts of 25 seconds on high until the bacon is done as crisply as you want it. Watch out for hot grease. Unwrap the cooked bacon and enjoy.

I have kept bacon in the freezer like this for a couple of months and it tasted absolutely fresh when cooked.