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Old 06-28-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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Why can't I find THIN bacon any more? The type that you can actually crumble after cooking? The type that gets crisp and shatters with the first bite?

Don't get me wrong. I like the other kind. In fact I like all kinds of bacon. I just want to know if there is a national brand that is decent and THIN-sliced.

Thanks!
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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There is: Oscar Meyer plain hardwood smoked, no other words in the title. Cook it very well on relatively lown heat until it's quite dark and there's plenty of rendered fat. It will crumble wth the lightest touch.
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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If you cannot find it - place a strip on your cutting board and run it out with the back of a knife. Paper thin!
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Buy bacon in a chunk, not sliced. Cut it yourself. To cut it really thin, place the whole piece in the freezer for an hour or so.
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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I have the same problem! I love my bacon thin. All that I have tried (even the Oscar Meyer recomended above) have been inconsistent in their thickness. The only thing that is consistently thin is the Oscar Meyer fully cooked kind. I buy that for my husband because he likes to have a slice when we have "veggie" suppers, but I don't much like the taste or smell....smells like ham instead of bacon.

I have actually rolled it out with a rolling pin, though, and that works. Just wish I didn't have to resort to that. If you're going to cook the whole package, just put the whole slab between two sheets of plastic wrap and have at it. You can cut them in half if they're too long when you get through.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:28 PM
 
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There is: Oscar Meyer plain hardwood smoked, no other words in the title. Cook it very well on relatively lown heat until it's quite dark and there's plenty of rendered fat. It will crumble wth the lightest touch.
Thanks...I'll look for it.
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago W Suburbs
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I like thin cut bacon as well. I haven't had a lot of trouble finding it, though there are more thick varieties than there used to be.
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