I love this method for Freezing Bacon. It comes in so handy with only two of us in the house. I don’t have to worry about using up an opened package of bacon before it goes bad.
This little tip will come in handy when all you need is a few slices of bacon to fry, crumble and add to soup for a pretty garnish , top a burger, put into a salad or just have a few slices for breakfast in the morning whenever you feel like it.
Buying bacon on sale and throwing a whole package into the freezer means you’re still going to have to thaw it out and use it up, even if all you want is a couple of slices.
Take advantage of those bacon sales and use as little as you want at a time with this freezing method. This is so easy, your going to wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself, I know I did.
Here we go. Remove the bacon from the store bought package. Take one strip at a time, lay it down flat in front of you on your counter top.
With one of the short ends pointing toward you and the other extending away from you, roll the bacon into a tight cylinder. Stand the bacon up on end. Repeat with each slice of bacon.
Using a small freezer bag, place each bacon cylinder into the bag , making sure they are standing up side by side. Fill the bag, close and freeze.
Removing the frozen bacon cylinders is a cinch with a little prying from a butter knife. Microwave one minute to defrost or defrost at room temperature.
Freezing Bacon to use when you want it, in the amount you need, just got a whole lot easier ! Enjoy!
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You know the famous cartoon where the light bulb goes off over the man’s head? Well that’s what happened when I read this!
Cynthia it is a “light bulb” moment isn’t it!! It’s one crazy good food tip. Thanks for stopping by!
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I am impressed. Something so simple! I love to cook with bacon, but since the kids are grown and moved out, I don’t use it because I don’t want to cook all of it. This is the best hint I have found this week! Thanks!
Same here Linda, it’s just hubby and i and it works out perfectly !!
Great idea, but what I usually do is cook a whole package of bacon at once, use what I want, and then put the remaining cooled cooked bacon in a freezer bag and freeze. The cooked bacon is now available whenever I need it and in whatever quantity I want just by reheating in a pan or microwave without the mess of cooking bacon every time. Sometimes I undercooked some of the slices to have for recipes that require slightly cooked bacon such as bacon and eggs cups.
Great idea Dianna, I like the idea of under cooking some of it too!
Bunny, thank you so much. This is such a time saver. I have lost my husband of 60 yrs. so I only have one to cook for now. Thank you so much.
Great idea! How about flash freezing the bacon curls on a cookie sheet and then freeze in Ziploc bag so they don’t stick together in the freezer bag? That way you can just pull out the amount you need without having to pry apart.
Thanks for all the great ideas!
Thanks for stopping by, Jean!
Thank you for sharing this tip about freezing bacon. What an ingenious idea..
I’m so glad it helped!
thank-you for this Bunny. I love your advice and recipes