Monday, June 10, 2013

Bacon. Bacon,bacon,bacon,bacon.

Bacon isn't healthy. I know that. Fifty years ago, I read Adelle Davis about nitrates in processed meats and have tried to stay away.  But there are times....


If bacon is bad for you, and an extreme mess to clean up, the negatives outweigh the positives. But, what if bacon was NO mess to clean up? Food scientists invented pre-cooked bacon for people like me, who were making this exact calculus.

I keep the Costco Kirkland pre-cooked bacon on hand.  It keeps well in the fridge (probably all those nitrates) and cooks perfectly every time in the microwave.  We eat bacon less than once a week, and don't eat much other red meat.  

Everyone deserves a few vices.

It's hard to get an attractive photo of a flat pack of bacon.


  1. I have a couple of food likes that are not good for you, and bacon is one of them. Nothing better than a BLT. Haven't tried Kirkwood. If you microwave bacon with paper towels it is not too messy. By the way, potato chips are my other vice.

  2. Haven't tried Kirkland either. Oh well.

  3. This bacon is awesome! You can keep it in the freezer too, by the way, and cook it right from frozen even. We always had some of this in our house when we were in the US. It's always so crispy, like I think bacon should be. Strangely, in the UK where bacon seems to be a dietary staple they don't have this and I miss it. Seriously, they have like 5 or 6 different kinds or types of bacon but not this.

  4. I'm going to have to try freezing it. That's great to know.