4 slices of bacon (this will vary in weight depending on what type of bacon you buy-I prefer a thick-cut, applewood smoked bacon. It adds a lot of flavor if I am using if for cooking, and it has great flavor for eating as a breakfast meat)
1. Lay bacon slices in a cold pan, and turn the heat to medium.
Repeat with more bacon, if you desire, but remember the following when cooking additional bacon:
- Carefully put slices into the hot grease. They can splash and burn badly.
- The grease temperature gets hotter and hotter, so somewhere in the next batch you will need to turn down the heat a tiny bit so your bacon doesn't burn.
- SAVE THE GREASE!!! Once it has cooled, scrape it into a reusable plastic container and store in the fridge.