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Bacon Weave
Yes, you read that right, this is a bacon weave. Let me explain.
One night dreamt I was cooking bacon. In this dream, I had woven the bacon together and was curious to see if it would hold its shape as it cooked down, or if it would break apart into pieces. As I was cooking the bacon, I looked away for a moment. When I looked back at the pan, the bacon had disappeared! The dream ended, and I never got to find out what would happen.
The next morning, I kept thinking about this dream, wondering what would happen if I wove bacon together and cooked it. I kept thinking about this for the next three days (ok, that’s probably a bit weird…) but I just couldn’t get it out of my mind.  Will woven bacon keep its shape as it cooks down? Or will it fall apart?

Finally, I couldn’t stand it any more, and decided to try it. Here are the results for you all to enjoy.

  • 10 slices of bacon


  • Weave the bacon together in a 5 by 5 grid, and put it in a frying pan.

Bacon Weave - Uncooked

  •  Cook the bacon on medium heat.

Bacon Weave Cooking 1

  • When the bacon is brown on the bottom, drain the fat from the pan, and then carefully flip the bacon weave over. (I used 2 spatulas. It’s not that easy, so be careful and try not to burn yourself, assuming that you are actually crazy enough to try this recipe.)

Bacon Weave Cooking 2

  • Keep cooking the bacon until it is browned on both sides and as crispy as you like.
Bacon Weave - Cooked

Well, there you have it. Bacon weave. As you can see, it does hold its shape together. I used it as a base for scrambled eggs (for 2 people), but it doesn’t cut very well, so I can’t say I’d do it again. Let me know if you can think of a use for it! It’s got to be good for something… or not.

Bacon weave

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