I have a few different recipes that I make that call for bacon bits, and I love fryin' up the fresh ones cause they are soo much better and they are soo easy to do.
I use a pair a kitchen shears to do the cutin' and...
....then throw them into the skillet and cook them on medium heat and that's all there is too it. I usually use a slotted kitchen spoon to do the stirring and removal of them and then Caleb and I gobble them up!!
I ran into a slight problem the last time I went to buy some bacon. Ya see I usually get the 3lb package of bacon cause we will go through it and I really like the thick sliced bacon.
I had been buying the 3lb package for around $10. I wasn't thrilled with that price, but it was cheaper than buying 3 - 1lb packages. Well when I went to buy bacon again this last time the price went from $10 to $14....in a relatively short time.
Well my jaw dropped.
That's just expensive. A $4 jump on something that was only $10 to start with is a lot!
Well while I was standing there trying to decide what to do I saw this package....
of bacon end pieces. It is a 3lb package too, but it was only $3.50. I was a little hesitant about this at first but I thought I would give them a try for bacon bits. And if I didn't like them then they were only $3.50 and not $14.
Well I love them!! They work great for bacon bits or for putting in green beans....they are wonderful.
Now if we are going to have eggs and bacon I use the "good stuff" but for all the rest I use these end pieces and Caleb and I can keep feeding our bacon addiction and not feel to bad about it.
So if you see these in the store don't be afraid to use them cause for a 1/4 of the price they are defiantly worth it. Especially if you have a love affair with bacon and can't always afford it.
*I got a good question from Mama Koch about where I got these end pieces and here's the skinny....I got them at Wal-Mart they were sittin' right there next to the bacon. They are the Wright Brand, which is the same brand of the bacon that I buy.