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How To Make a Bacon Weave

Step by Step instructions for making a bacon weave at home. Perfect for wrapping meatloaves, sausage rolls, and more!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Weave
Servings: 1 bacon weave
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)

Equipment

  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients

  • 10 slices bacon

Instructions

  • Build the base. Lay out 5 pieces of bacon on a sheet of parchment paper. The parchment paper makes it easy to transfer your bacon weave wherever you need it when you're finished.
  • Fold alternating pieces of bacon. Fold back just the ends on two 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.
  • Weave your first piece of bacon. Lay one piece of bacon perpendicular across the pieces of bacon that weren't folded back in the previous step.¬†Unfold the two ends of bacon over the new piece of bacon and voila! You're first woven piece!
  • Weave your second piece of bacon. Fold the ends of the three pieces of bacon that you skipped during Step Two back over the first weave you just made, leaving 2 pieces of bacon flat on your parchment paper. Lay another piece of bacon perpendicular on top of those 2 remaining pieces of bacon. Return the 3 folded pieces of bacon to their original position over the top of the piece you just laid down. You should have a second woven piece of bacon.
  • Repeat until completed. Follow the pattern of folding back alternating pieces of bacon (skipping a piece in between), laying down a new perpendicular piece on top, and returning the bacon until your weave is complete.
  • Tighten your weave. Use your finger tips to slide the pieces of bacon closer together to tighten your bacon weave. Bacon will shrink when cooked, so starting with a tight weave is important.
  • Transfer your weave. Use the parchment paper to transfer your bacon weave to whatever food you desire to top with a weave of bacon!