Bacon Confit

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    2¼ pounds

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Bacon Bible

The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

  • About

Think of this as a low-temperature deep-fry. Cooking meat, in this case bacon, slowly in its own fat (what the French call confit) may sound intimidating, but it is actually quite easy and much faster than the classic duck confit. The result is a slab of bacon that is fork-tender and slices of meat that literally melt in your mouth. In a subtle way, it is almost like BBQ, where low temperature is applied to thick, fatty meat for long periods of time to tenderize the meat and make it more palatable. Confited bacon produces two unbelievable products: the most tender fall-apart bacon you can imagine and bacon stock. Cut super thick as it must be, this bacon can be grilled as is, breaded for Kentucky Fried Bacon, or glazed in any number of ways for any number of cuisines. Use with caution; it is very addictive.