Ah, the bacon weave. Not only is it a thing of unparalleled beauty, it is also a functional and unbelievable tasty tool to have in your culinary tool box. It’s much simpler to create than it may appear. Just a slab of beautifully sliced bacon (homemade if you like) some parchment paper and a few minutes of your time is all it takes to master this piece of meat art. So what are you waiting for, loves? Grab some bacon and start weaving.
Step 1: Lay out 5 (0r 6, depending on how big your bacon is) pieces of bacon on a sheet of parchment paper. Don’t skip the parchment paper! This makes it so easy to transfer your bacon weave wherever you need it when you’re finished.
Step 2: Fold back just the ends on 2 of your pieces of bacon. Make sure to skip a piece of bacon in between each piece that you fold back. This creates the “over and under” weave you’re looking for.
Step 3: Lay another piece of bacon across the pieces of bacon that weren’t folded back. Unfold the pieces of bacon over the new piece of bacon and voila! You’re first woven piece! Ain’t she pretty!
Step 4: This time, fold back the ends of the 3 pieces of bacon that you skipped during Step 1.
Step 5: Lay down another piece of bacon and unfold the 3 pieces you folded back.
Step 6: Repeat again. And again. And again, until you have woven all 10 pieces together.
And that’s it! Your weave is complete. Since you were so smart and made your weave on parchment paper, you’re now free to carry it anywhere and roll that piece of art onto anything that needs a blanket of bacon (which is pretty much everything, amIright?!)
What are you guys putting your weaves on? For me, it was this bacon weave BBQ meatloaf. Recipe is coming at ya in the next couple of days!