How to Make Bacon Jam

How to Make Bacon Jam

Step 1 CRISP IT

Allowing the bacon to crisp before transferring it to a paper towel-lined plate is particularly important—and difficult, since I am not a patient cook. The bacon needs an occasional stir as it renders, but since there’s so much of it, it can take almost 20 minutes to crisp up. So to keep myself from removing half-crisped bacon from the pot prematurely, I slice the onions, garlic, and shallots (that I’ve already gathered and have on hand) while the bacon cooks. It’s an efficient use of time, and it keeps my hands busy so they don’t touch the bacon before they should.

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