Friday, February 24, 2012

Homemade Bacon Bits

Bacon bits are expensive and the imitation bits are a huge no-no for this lady's kichen! I'm blessed to have  nitrate-free bacon ends available that make wonderful tasting bacon bits. I freeze the bacon enough to make the grinding easier and use an old-fashioned hand grinder to make the bits. The hand grinder brings back childhood memories as my mother used one for a varity of foods.

- Directions -
Bacon package.
The bacon is meaty.
 This hand grinder is a handy item to have in the kitchen. I hooked it to the dinning room table and cushioned it with rubberized shelf liner to keep it from slipping and damaging the table.
 As I grind, I keep my hand on the grinder to keep it steady.
 Use a heavy-bottomed pan to fry it in.
Cover it with Pampered Chef's spatter-free lid...such a handy tool for cooking!
Stir occasionaly...
 and cook till clear fat bubbles appear on top of the bacon and bacon looks finished. Just a word of caution here - if fried too long the bits will be hard.
Strain...
(save the pan with the bits in to make a soup)
 package in containers...
 and enjoy!
Truly dee-lish...I love bacon! :)


6 comments:

The Shabby Chick said...

What a great idea and cheap.. thanks for sharing found you over a Nikki's blog, your newest follower

Pattie

Pearl@serenitycove said...

I agree...I call it meat candy:)
I'll have to see if Walnut Creek Cheese sells ends like that. I buy the bits that are already done but it is pricey.

Honey at 2805 said...

Great and economically idea. Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Jody and Stan said...

Great idea! I will have to try and make some. We use bacon bits all the time with salads.


Jody

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I MUST find some bacon like that, Esther! My hubby insists on eating the "bad" stuff...which is SO unhealthy. That's a great idea you had to make your own bacon bits, too.

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I've missed coming for visits. Hopefully, things will settle down in my life soon, and I can catch up with you. ;)

Hugs,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Betsy said...

I never thought about getting bacon like this. Not sure around here to get it. I will ask at our local grocery. I know one thing - a grinder in on my list. I would buy your book if you wrote one, you have some great ideas.
betsy

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