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.
- Cook the bacon on medium heat.
- 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.)
- Keep cooking the bacon until it is browned on both sides and as crispy as you like.
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.