Last night I went to my monthly Bunco get together and the ladies there were serving up a delicious potato bar. I graciously volunteered to bring bacon bits as a side because– what potato could exist without bacon?!
I usually never buy the pre-made bacon bits because.. well, I am cheap. Since I already had bacon on hand, I decided to try my hand at making my own bacon bits and– I think they turned out GREAT!
They ended up tasting super fresh and really complimented my potato. I will say it was a roaring success because I came home with just a tiny bit of bacon crumbs.. which my hubby promptly gobbled up for a late night mini snack.
So, I thought I would share with you this simple Bacon Bit recipe. Feel free to make a bunch and keep them on hand in your freezer or refrigerator for all those soup and potato meals you plan to make this Winter. I promise you will not disappoint yourself by making your own!
- 1 lb of Bacon
- Grab your bacon straight out of the fridge and divide your bacon into 2 or 3 chunks of strips.
- With a pair of sharp kitchen scissors, cut your chunks of bacon into ½" pieces over a pan heated on medium/high heat.
- With a wooden spoon, separate the chunks into individual pieces as the bacon is heating up. This should be fairly easy to do when the bacon is nice and soft.
- Fry up your bacon until it's crispy, or the way you like it. I don't like mine super crispy, so I took them off the heat as soon as they were starting to harden.
- Put them on a plate covered with a paper towel to let the grease drain.
- Let them cool a bit and serve, or store for later use.