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Make Your Own Bacon Bits

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!

Make Your Own Bacon Bits

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!

Fresh Bacon Bits
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb of Bacon

Instructions
  1. Grab your bacon straight out of the fridge and divide your bacon into 2 or 3 chunks of strips.
  2. With a pair of sharp kitchen scissors, cut your chunks of bacon into ½" pieces over a pan heated on medium/high heat.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Put them on a plate covered with a paper towel to let the grease drain.
  6. Let them cool a bit and serve, or store for later use.
  7. Enjoy!

Hey! Meet Vanessa


A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!

Vanessa

A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!

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