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Bacon Equivalents

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Learn more about bacon cousins before attempting any bacon substitutions. Turkey bacon and vegetarian bacon can be substituted in equal measure for bacon in most recipes.

Bacon equivalents

• 2 slices fried, baked, or broiled = 1 serving
• 1 slice bacon = 2 to 3 teaspoons real bacon bits
• About 35 thin strips = 1 pound
• 16-20 regular strips = 1 pound
• 12-16 thick strips = 1 pound
• 1 cup bacon fat = 1 pound
• 1-1/2 cups fried and chopped pieces = 1 pound
• 1 tbsp fried, chopped pieces = 1 regular strip
• 1/4 pound back bacon = 1 cup cracklings
• 1 can cooked bacon (18-20 slices = 1 pound fresh bacon
• 1 slice bacon = substitute 1 thin slice pancetta (about 3/4 oz.)
• 1 slice bacon = 2 to 3 teaspoons imitation bacon bits
• 1 slice bacon = 3/4 ounce salt pork (in soups, stews, and sauces)

More about Bacon:

How to Cook Bacon
What is bacon? FAQ
Bacon History
Bacon Cousins and Substitutes
Bacon Selection and Storage
Bacon Equivalents and Substitutions
Bacon and Health
Bacon Recipes
Cooked Bacon Rashers Photo © 2013 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Cookbooks

Everything Tastes Better With Bacon
Bruce Aidells's Complete Book of Pork
Pig Perfect
Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing
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