Bacon Ends and Pieces

February 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

Like bacon but not that expensive bacon price? Try buying bacon ends and pieces. This is the same bacon that costs you $6.99 per pound but at cut-rate prices. A two-pound package cost me about $4 if I remember right. The only difference is that this bacon is not uniformly sliced and cut into 12-inch strips. These are the ends that are trimmed off so the expensive bacon will be all pretty, and pieces of meat that are cut a bit thick or unevenly.

This is not pretty meat but will do just fine, whether you use it for your breakfast delight or for seasoning something else. I recently bought some split peas and will use the bacon ends to flavor a soup.

You can buy bacon ends and pieces in either the freezer section or sometimes in the “miscellaneous meats” cooler section. You know that spot, where they put things like smoked ham hocks and packaged head cheese. Those things don’t really belong anywhere else, and neither does this. It is like the Island of Misfit Toys, but for meat.

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