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Friday, February 26, 2010

The Bacon Weave

I've had several requests for pictures of how to make a bacon weave. It's really easy...



I like to use thin bacon, it crisps up nicely and I love crispy bacon. :)


It takes about one pound of sliced bacon to cover a fattie.

I lay six pieces out on a piece of plastic wrap....




They come out neat and tight if you start in the middle and do one side first, then the other.



































then weave the other side.




The plastic wrap helps in the rolling process...
Roll and tuck the sides in as you go.




ta-da :)



Smoke for about 4 hours...








Hope this helps! :)

22 comments:

Jon in Albany said...

Thanks for putting this up, I came very close to requesting it. Looks like others beat me to it.

Your weaves are the only ones I have seen on the diagonal. It makes a much nicer presentation. Putting one of these together is definitely on this summer's to-list.

cowgirl said...

You're sure welcome Jon! I've had a lot of requests for pictures of the weave.
The plastic wrap helps hold everything together as you roll.
I just tuck in the sides as I go and put the fattie on the smoker seam side down.

Hope it turns out well for you!

Thanks Jon. :)

Big Dude said...

Excellent tutorial - I like the way you do it on a bias.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Big Dude! :)

Ken said...

Jeanie you are the chit......... that looks awesome.... will you marry me now????? I'll throw in two goats a mule and a pool/spa.

Looks great
Ken

cowgirl said...

lol A mule too huh? You make it sound pretty tempting Ken. :)
Thanks! Hope all is well with you.

Tim said...

I've seen heaven and it's made of Bacon.

cowgirl said...

LOL Tim.... I like the way you think! lol
Thanks. :)

Big Dude said...

Jeanie - Please stop by my blog for an award.

cowgirl said...

Big Dude, you are so sweet!! Thank you!!

Chris said...

You are the bomb, J! I like how you turn it on a bias so the angle of the weave catches your eye. Nice job.

Larry (Big Dude) and I had lunch with another food blogger on Friday and you came up in the discussion, we were braggin' on ya:)

cowgirl said...

Chris, both you and Larry are so sweet! I've enjoyed getting to know you. :)

Thanks for braggin' on me. :)
(((HUG)))

new flame said...

thanks so much for helping me with the bacon weave on smf, I've enjoyed reading your blog for the last week :) keep up the good smoke!
-newflame

cowgirl said...

Hi Newflame! It's good to see you. :)
I hope the bacon pics help.
Thanks so much for checking out my blog and I really appreciate you taking the time to leave the nice message.
Can't wait to see your next bacon weave. :)
jeanie

Anonymous said...

My father in law just sent this and I thought of you. The pictures are great.

Handmade ground beef patties, topped with sharp cheddar cheese, wrapped in a bacon weave, then the next step, add hot-dogs as the heads, legs with slits for toes and trim to a point for the tail.

Next step. Place on an oven rack, covered loosely with foil and baked for 20-30 minutes at 400 degrees. A little crispy, not too crunchy...just how a turtle should be, no? -- yours of course will be on the grill.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Anonymous!! I've seen pictures of the bacon wrapped turtle...it looks so cute! :)
I'm going to have to give it a try sometime.
Thanks for thinking of me and thanks for the inspiration. :)

Anonymous said...

OMG - I just made my first Bacon Weave Fattie - this is so simple and taste great. I marinated ground beef in bourbon, steak seasoning, stuffed with granny smith apple, blue cheese and red pepper. No smoker, so I just grilled my fattie. Photos and video are in my Youtube Video at minute 6.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_0GoRiYlfU

Thanks, Jamie

cowgirl said...

Thanks Jamie! Glad it turned out well for you, looks tasty! Also the bacon wrapped corn..that's gotta be one of my favorites on the smoker. :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Unknown said...

Oops! I found the bacon weave on your site. I told you I was excited!

Thank you again

MrTito

cowgirl said...

You're welcome Mr Tito! Good luck with them and thanks for stopping by. :)

THoey1963 said...

Jeanie, came over here from the Brethren as I knew you'd show how to do your weave. Leaving satisfied. Have all my stuff and will give it a try this week. Thanks!

Terry

cowgirl said...

Hi Terry! Good to see ya!
Looking forward to seeing what you make. Good luck with it!
Thanks for stopping by too. :)