I’ve always been fascinated by bacon weaves. Maybe I was too into basket weaving at summer camp but it really calls to me. My first experience was with creating a bacon explosions. However for that task I used full strips of bacon. Recently I wanted to make a more cup size bacon weave and off I went.
Put three pieces of bacon on your cutting board; make sure they are sturdy pieces and not broken. Cut them into three with a sharp knife. I used a deboning knife which is designed to be very sharp but able to maneuver.
Take a mini prep bowl and invert it onto a backing sheet. It might be better to use one with lips unlike I did in case the bacon juice spills. Make sure the bowl is oven safe.
Carefully transfer the weave to the foil. I used a fish spatula. This is a very useful tool for working on this sort of thing since they are really long and thin. Also, if you’re cooking with cast iron it doesn’t matter that its metal.
And its done!!! Fill it with whatever you fancy. Overall it turned out well but I think next time I would make it larger. It didn’t go far enough down the bowl to make a really obvious bowl. It was still totally delicious! I might also cut the bacon in half and make a full length weave.
- 3 Bacon Strips
- Slice the bacon in three pieces lengthwise with a sharp knife.
- Cut all the pieces in half.
- Separate the bacon pieces and lay half of them out parallel to each other
- Fold every other piece back and put a new piece down.
- Repeat until all pieces are used.
- Take a cup, cover it in foil, and place the weave on top of it.
- Cook for 17 minutes at 450 degrees.
- Broil for 3 minutes.
- Your done!