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Using thick sliced bacon on appetizers

loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 4,276
My last 2 packages of regular cut bacon (Farmland) have been falling apart and thus too hard to
wrap appetizers.  Was wondering if I 1/2 cook thick sliced maybe that might alleviate my problem?
What do you all think?
Thanks
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Comments

  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 6,906
    Center cut regular slice stays together ...that being said , take the thick slice, give it a good stretch will thin it and stay together . I start thicker cut bacon wrsps at a low temp rather than pre cook , then turn the heat up

    Up vote for making and slicing your own 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 22,035
    I use a lot of bacon for appetizers such that I will not go to the effort of home prepared.  That said, I spend a lot of time eye-balling the store regular thickness packages for the proverbial notch in the package around 1- 1 1/2 inches in and avoid those.  
    For ABT's, pig shots and Armadillo eggs I do not par cook and just call the finish when the bacon is done.  For the stuffed bacon wrapped shrimp I do par cook (nuke the slices) before finishing on the BGE.  FWIW-
    Just give the thick slices a go and see where you land.  
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,385
    edited September 10
    Falling apart bacon is usually a good sign it has been frozen, maybe more than once. Try another brand.
    I like thin cut or center cut with less fat because it crisps up faster.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 1,850
    loco_engr said:
    My last 2 packages of regular cut bacon (Farmland) have been falling apart and thus too hard to
    wrap appetizers.  Was wondering if I 1/2 cook thick sliced maybe that might alleviate my problem?
    What do you all think?
    Thanks
    I either, as you suggested use half cooked bacon or for even better results (for me) prosciutto.    


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 33,581
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 26,372
    i use the thin cut bacon or prosciutto for certain items.  with the thin cut it stretches better when left out a good half to one hour to warm up a bit
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