Summer is the perfect time for one of America’s favorite sandwiches, the BLT. I have always cooked my bacon (which is like twice a year) in the microwave, but it’s always such a mess. I can’t remember where I recently saw the idea to weave your bacon slices. The main benefit is to keep your slices nicely on your sandwich without falling out so I wanted to give it a try. The baking method also seems easier to me than using the microwave.
I found this 2 minute tutorial which I used as a general guide.
I’m not sure if my brain wasn’t working today or what, but the weaving of the bacon on the video seemed complicated so I improvised. I still followed the instructions of cutting the bacon in half. I laid 3 of the slices vertically. The other 3 slices I “wove” through horizontally doing the over-under technique. 5 bacon weaves total. Really simple. I bet kids would love to help with this part!
Before pic of the 5 bacon weaves. The little piece in the bottom right corner was for Brutus. 😊
Depending on the size of your family or how good you are trying to be with your diet, this could make 5 sandwiches. Or, hypothetically speaking, you could do double bacon or just eat the extra weaves by themselves and then it is a perfect dinner for 2 people who really love bacon. 😉