You Don't, "Got Bacon."

Maybe you'll get a little information out of this one or not. It's not going to be earth-shattering. It's merely about how I cook and preserve bacon.

Instead of cooking a few strips at a time as needed for breakfast or for a BLT, I cook the whole package at once.  I place a sheet of Parchment paper on a cookie sheet, lay the strips of bacon on the paper and put it in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Everyone should adjust the time based on their own oven and the amount of crispness they like their bacon.

I then place the bacon on a double layer of paper towels, cover with two layers of paper towels and gently press down on them. This will absorb a lot of the extra grease. Once cooled, I place the strips in a freezer bag and put it in the freezer. This way I always have bacon at the ready.

To thaw and reheat merely place it in a frying pan while cooking your eggs or on a paper towel and place in the microwave for 30 seconds or so.

An afterthought.  I use butter on my toast so I always have extra butter in my freezer as it freezes very well.  Unsalted kind for certain recipes and a few sticks of regular butter in case I run out before I can get to the market.

This ends my series on preserving all the ingredients required for a hearty breakfast. Bon app├ętit.

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