How do I make a bacon weave?

It’s really pretty simple. Start with between 10 and 16 slices of bacon. In this example, I will be using 12. Lay out half the bacon slices parallel to each other on a cutting board:

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Center cut bacon is best as the slices are more uniform and don’t have that dent in the middle. 

Pull back every other slice

Now, pull back the ends of about half to accommodate a slice of bacon perpendicular to the first set of slices:

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Now lay down a slice of bacon across the original set of slices:

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Unfold those slices

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Fold half again

Now fold back the other half of the first set of bacon the other way like so:

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Unfold the slices again

And lay down another perpendicular slice of bacon and unfold the folded slices back over the top:

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Repeat till all the bacon is applied

Now pull back the original half set of bacon:

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Lay down another slice across the original set and unfold the bacon you pulled back:

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Rinse and repeat until a lattice work of bacon is created:

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Use bacon weave as a cured pork blanked

Next up, wrap up whatever meat you want to surround in a glorious jacket of woven bacon:

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That’s how I make a bacon weave

Voila, meat wrapped in a bacon weave. That’s how to make a bacon weave. Another great use for the bacon weave is to lay it over the top of the breasts of a turkey for thanksgiving. The bacon will continually baste the turkey as it cooks and renders out all that glorious fat.

One last tip. When the bacon begins to cook on the smoker, the exposed ends of bacon will curl up, just like in the frying pan. Stab the ends with toothpicks to keep them in place and even then, some of them will pull back. No worries though, it’s still glorious smoked bacon when it’s all said and done:

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Truth be told, I cheated a little on this post. I just took the bacon weave instructions from this recipe

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Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas, the Original Grillin’ Fool, was sent off to college with a suitcase and a grill where he overcooked, undercooked and burned every piece of meat he could find. After thousands of failures, and quite a few successes, nearly two decades later he started a website to show step by step, picture by picture, foolproof instructions on how to make great things out of doors so that others don’t have to repeat the mistakes he’s made on the grill.
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