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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!