Bacon is a trip I never sought out.
I was initially a vegan. Then transitioned to vegetarian and then a pescatarian for 8 years or so. I initially went vegan for health reasons. My body was revolting and my 20-year-old self knew it was fast food and soda that were the culprits.
But I never really got into cooking. I just knew what I didn’t want to eat.
Two or so years ago I got fed up with the status of the food I was cooking. Everything was frozen vegan meals or haphazard dinners that were uninspiring. So I decided to try the meat path again to see if I could reinvigorate my cooking approach.
Today I eat bacon more than most.
I use bacon fat rendered from cooking it in my cast iron. It took a couple tries but I have discovered my favorite way to consume bacon and all other food.
I eat nutrient dense food that will assist my gut flora, be fun to cook, and delicious to eat. I am a curious cook and loving it. In recent yearsI have tried my hand at Paleo and currently a version of AIP. More about that here.
Hope you enjoy the following video of the various ways I prepare bacon. If you have any questions or comments please write them below or contact me here. A write out of the recipe is below that you can print.
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Best bacon ever on a cast iron
- Bacon Fat
- Place cast iron on burner. Add 3 tablespoons of bacon fat [I have used coconut oil in a pinch before].
- Turn heat to medium.
- Let heat up. After 3-4 min test a slice of bacon on the pan. If you hear the sizzle sound then you are good.
- Place 4 or 5 slices on the cast iron. Do not crowd to much.
- Patiently wait 3-4 min before using tongs to flip the slices.
- Cook until desired doneness. I prefer them crunchy and chewy.
Try to purchase thick sliced bacon so it does not burn as fast. Smithfields is a great option. *For those on the elimination stage of AIP: Beware of sneaky nightshades. Purchase uncured no sugar bacon