How to Make Bacon Lattice
Learn how to make bacon lattice and take your breakfast sandwiches to the next level! Once you learn how to weave America’s favorite meat strips, your imagination is the limit to how to use bacon lattice to create beautiful presentations!
This breakfast sandwich starts with flavorful and chewy homemade everything bagels. Spread on a heaping tablespoon of creamy mayonnaise and top it with a soft scrambled egg and your crispy bacon lattice. Add a slice of melty cheese for more creamy and salty goodness! Enjoy your delicious breakfast sandwich with this wow-worthy bacon weave presentation!
Bacon Lattice Uses
Drape a woven blanket of bacon over meatloaf, a chicken breast, a hamburger or a pork tenderloin.
Fun Fact: The official term for this technique is “barding,” which means draping or securing fatty or cured meat onto another protein like pork tenderloin or fish fillets. The extra layer keeps the interior exceptionally moist while infusing it with a smoky pork flavor.
Bacon lattices can be used in fun and creative ways. Form a weave into the shape of a taco shell. Desert? Make a bacon lattice s’more! Use your imagination and have fun creating beautiful presentations featuring bacon.
How to Make Bacon Lattice for Breakfast Sandwiches
- 1 oven-proof rack
- 6 slices bacon
- 1 baking pan rimmed
- parchment paper or foil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet pan with foil or parchment paper.
- Cut bacon slices in half.6 slices bacon
- Moisten your work surface with a damp paper towel and cover it with parchment paper, plastic wrap, or heavy-duty aluminum foil.
- Weave the lattices. To form one bacon lattice, you'll need 6 bacon halves total. First, line 3 bacon halves side-by-side on the pan. Lift one end of the middle bacon slice and place a 4th bacon half on top of the side pieces and underneath the middle slice. Lay the middle slice back down. Next, lift the two side strips of bacon and place a 5th bacon half on top of the middle piece and underneath the sides. Lay the side slices back down. Finally, lift the other end of the middle slice and place a 6th slice on top of the side pieces and underneath the middle slice. Repeat the weaving process 4 times.
- Cover the bacon weave with plastic wrap and roll it gently with a rolling pin to tighten the weave. (Rolling will also thin the bacon and expand the dimensions of the weave slightly.) Chill until ready to use.
- Place an inverted oven-proof rack on top of the bacon slices.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the bacon starts becoming golden-brown but is not yet crispy.
- Remove the pan from oven, carefully take off the rack and brush the bacon with maple syrup. Replace the rack, upside-down, and return the pan to oven. Bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp and cooked through.
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