Applewood Bacon


Category: Gluten-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo |

Stove Top

Start with a cold sauté pan or cast iron skillet. Lay bacon strips out in the pan. Turn on heat to medium-low. Cook bacon low and slow. Cook, turning, until bacon is evenly browned and crisp. Remove from the pan with tongs and transfer to paper towels or a paper bag to drain.


Preheat oven to 400° F and line a baking sheet with foil. Lay the bacon strips on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until deep golden brown and crisp (about 12 minutes). Remove bacon from the oven and use tongs to transfer slices to paper towels or a paper bag to drain.


Place two pieces of paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Lay bacon on the paper towels making sure not to overlap slices. Place two more pieces of paper towels on top of the bacon. Heat microwave on high for 4 to 6 minutes.

Uses for cooked bacon:

(chopped or crumbled) Stir into pasta or sautéed vegetables. Sprinkle on top of salads, soups, stews or eggs. Let's face it, bacon is good on anything! Also great to start off a wonderful soup instead of using oil -render a little of the fat, remove the bacon and sauté your garlic, onions, etc. in the renderings.