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can you freeze bacon?

asked by @pattipestana over 5 years ago

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added over 5 years ago

Yes! Since there is exactly one bacon eater in our household, and even he's trying to cut back, we freeze bacon all the time.

We freeze it in serving sizes -- 2-3 strips per packet -- which makes defrosting easy. Chipping off a few strips off a big block of frozen bacon tends to be destructive, we've found. Wrap your little packet either in wax paper or parchment, then foil, then put all the packets in a freezer bag and squeeze out the air.

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Ee6e1f61 c2e2 48b1 b500 bb90cc2c5b83  itsme
added over 5 years ago

Yep, in small batches is a good tip. And just to clarify: I freeze it raw, to be cooked upon thawing.

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added over 5 years ago

Have been freezing bacon for years. Quinciferous is right about the convenience of freezing packets of a few strips each. I also like to freeze an entire package, as is. Then I can cut through all the slices, quite easily when they are frozen using a large sharp knife, and have several pieces of whatever size I need. Just pop them in a pan and they will separate in short order as you are cooking them

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added over 5 years ago

I also fry and freeze bacon. Just microwave several seconds and it's ready.

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added over 5 years ago

when I freeze bacon, I roll each slice up as a jelly roll, wrap it in plastic wrap, and throw all of the rolled up slices in a freezer bag. This way I can defrost as many pieces as I want at a time.

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516f887e 3787 460a bf21 d20ef4195109  bigpan
added over 5 years ago

Yes you can. I use a vacuum packer to freeze small packages of 6 slices. This is very handy since I buy chemical-free pesticide-free bacon that tastes sooo much better than mass produced product with too much fat.

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added over 5 years ago

Absolutely. Wrap it tightly. When our pig returns to us (the freezer), the bacon is wrapped (sliced) in one pound packages and it keeps for a year at least.

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added over 5 years ago

Sure, I don't even bother to defrost it before cooking, just throw it in the skillet.

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