I love to use bacon in my recipes and even just to have a couple slices for breakfast. The problem is I would have to cook the whole package at once or risk it going bad before I could finish the package. I have a solution…thanks to my mom (hi, Mom!) She taught me this great trick. Here’s what you do: When you open the package to cook a piece or two, lay the rest of the strips out on a parchment-lined cookie sheet so they are not touching each other. Pop that tray in the freezer for an hour. When the bacon is frozen, pull the strips off one at a time and place them into a gallon zip-top freezer bag. Store the bag o’ bacon in the freezer. Now, you can easily pull out a strip ONE AT A TIME if you want, and they won’t go bad before you can use them…easy as sliding off a greasy log backward!
*Bonus: They are much less messy/slimy to handle this way too!