You might think it’s kind of silly to have a post about how to put bacon on a sandwich, but until very recently, I was doing it wrong. Did you know there is a right and a wrong way to put bacon on a sandwich? Yeah, I didn’t either. But there is.
If you’ve ever eaten a sandwich with bacon, only to wish that you could have bacon with every bite, then you need to read this post. If you’ve ever taken your sandwich apart so you can shove back in pieces of bacon that have fallen out, then you need to read this post.
I’m not sure where I first saw this, but since learning of it, I’ve become a huge fan of this method of putting bacon on sandwiches.
Hint: I’ve found that 3 strips of bacon is optimal for sandwiches. You end up with a 3×3 bacon grid for square sandwiches, or can do a 2×4 for long sandwiches.
Cut bacon in half. With 3 pieces of bacon, you should end up with 6 pieces.
Next we’re going to make a bacon grid (or some would say, a bacon lattice.) Place three pieces of bacon across on a cookie sheet or wire rack, then weave in the remaining three pieces.
The first piece would go over the left bacon, under the middle, and over the right.
The second piece would be under the left bacon, over the middle, and under the right.
The third piece would be over the left, under the middle, and over the right.
Place sheet with bacon in a cold oven and heat to 400F for 17 to 20 minutes. Cooking time will vary based on how thick your bacon is. Monitor frequently after the 15 minute mark or so.
I like to check my bacon about halfway through and flip it over using a fork or a spatula. This prevents the bacon from curling too much. I also like cooking my bacon on wire racks in a cookie sheet. This lets the fat drip off the bacon as it’s cooks. It also makes me feel like I’m being healthier…while eating a bacon sandwich.
Once bacon reaches desired crispiness, remove from the oven and let it drain on a paper towel.
Throw it between some bread, swipe on some mayo, add a leaf of lettuce (and tomatoes if you like them, which I don’t, but you might) and enjoy! With this bacon grid on your sandwich, you’ll get a bit of bacon with every bite. Brilliant!
How do you put bacon on your sandwich?