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Bacon Weave: How to Make and Cook

Woven bacon is a great addition to wrapping meats or to create on its own for an impressive sandwich.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon lattice, bacon weave, how to make a bacon weave
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 (depends on serving sizes desired)
Calories 275 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

Bacon Weave to cover a Burger

  • 6 slices Bacon

Bacon Weave for a Sandwich

  • 3 slices Bacon

Instructions

How to Make a Bacon Weave for a Burger

  1. On a piece of wax paper, lay three strips of bacon horizontally with the long edges touching.

  2. Fold the middle piece of bacon in half back onto itself. 

  3. Place a fourth strip of bacon vertically across the top bacon slice, middle gap and bottom bacon.

  4. Fold the middle piece of horizontal bacon back over the vertical piece of bacon.
  5. Fold the left side of the top and bottom slices of bacon back over the vertical slice of bacon.
  6. Place a fifth slice of bacon vertically over the top gap, middle bacon and bottom gap; fold the top and bottom horizontal bacon back over the fifth piece of bacon.
  7. Fold the right side of the top and bottom pieces back over the vertical strip of bacon.
  8. Place the last vertical strip over the top gap, middle bacon and bottom gap and fold the horizontal strips of bacon back.
  9. Place a second piece of wax paper over the top of the bacon weave. Using a rolling pin, gently roll over the bacon weave to bring all of the edges together and create a uniform thickness. Remove and discard the top piece of wax paper.
  10. Wrap around the burger and grill or cook (skillet or in oven) until done.

Cooking a Bacon Weave for a Sandwich

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the 3 slices of bacon in half and create a bacon weave using instructions above.

  3. Line a baking sheet with foil (for easy clean up) and place a rack inside the baking sheet.
  4. Place the prepared woven bacon on the rack and bake for 15-20 minutes to desired crispness.
  5. Drain on a paper towel (or pat excess fat with paper towels and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

The bacon weave may be made to any size using these guidelines. Based on how it will be used, by itself or wrapping around something, size to the desired needs.

Refer to step-by-step photos for a visual tutorial on making a bacon weave.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon Weave: How to Make and Cook
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 436mg 18%
Potassium 130mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g 16%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.