This post originally appeared January 14, 2009 on SahmRamblings.com.

When I was pregnant, my fail-safe food was bacon. We had BLTs at least once a week. I never experienced morning sickness, but I really couldn’t stomach meat. It was terrible for our health but at least I could enjoy the bacon.

Well, we had BLTs tonight and I was reminded of a post I wanted to do last month but got too busy for! (No, I’m not pregnant.) (March 2014 edit/addition: Reminder, this was originally posted in 2009. I wasn’t pregnant then. I’m not pregnant now. Certainly don’t want anyone trying to read between the lines.)

DH stumbled on a blog post about weaving bacon. Sorry that I can’t give that blogger credit because I don’t know who it was. He surprised me one day by making them and even taking pictures of the steps. (Aren’t DH’s the best?) I thought it was pretty cool so we decided to share the bacon weave process. How often can you make a bacon sandwich and know there’s bacon in every bite?

Here’s how to create a bacon weave:

Easy Bacon Weave Sandwich - Step 1 - SahmReviews.com

Three pieces of bacon

Easy Bacon Weave Sandwich - Step 2 - SahmReviews.com

Cut each in half

Easy Bacon Weave Sandwich - Step 3 - SahmReviews.com

Weave them together

Easy Bacon Weave Sandwich - Step 4 - SahmReviews.com

Cook them like normal bacon

Easy Bacon Weave Sandwich - Step 5 - SahmReviews.com

Flip them over like normal bacon (notice how they are maintaining their shape and the normal bacon isn’t?)

Easy Bacon Weave Sandwich - Step 6 - SahmReviews.com

Drain them off (oh, like normal bacon)

Easy Bacon Weave Sandwich - Step YUM - SahmReviews.com
Add them to a sandwich. If you use normal bread, the bacon weave will cover the bread perfectly. No more concerns about bites that are all sandwich and no bacon. If three pieces of bacon aren’t enough for your sandwich, then add two weaves to it!

DH – This is an awesome trick. Thanks for sharing it!

March 2014 Addition: This is perfect for sandwiches that include bacon as a layer such as BLTs but also works great on burgers. Want to see another fun creation that DH made? Check out his post for corn dog sushi.

66 thoughts on “Flashback: Bacon Weave Sandwich

  1. OMG – I LOVE bacon. But when I was pregnant (30 freaking years ago!) the smell of any meat cooking made me nauseous.

    Those bacon weave sandwiches look divine!

  2. Oh. Oh my. Bookmarking this and definitely trying it out this week! Oh man on a bun with an egg and some maple syrup? I can’t wait!!! 🙂 Thank you!

  3. this IS the only true way to enjoy bacon on a sandwich. unless you have a grinder and then you’d make a weave rectangle of bacon.

  4. Oh my goodness, I have never thought of this, it is so super-cute to do on a sandwich and I have been craving a BLT lately. Thanks so much

  5. I LOVE this trick for bacon sandwiches. BLTs are one of my favorite things that I never remember to make for myself. I’m going to have to try this.

  6. I think that I am the only one in the meat-eating world who doesn’t like the taste of bacon…….however, my hubs would love this 🙂

  7. That’s a really cute idea! I don’t like bacon, so I won’t be trying to make these, but I like how they look. Your husband is impressive to take it upon himself to make bacon weave sandwiches. Lucky girl!

  8. I really like this idea. I hate how the bacon doesn’t cover your sandwich. I bet this would be big hit with BLTs.

  9. This is such a genius way to add bacon to sandwiches! It’s always a bummer to only get a few bites of bacon in the middle instead of thourough.

  10. Well isn’t that a cool idea? I am going to try it the next time I make bacon. It might be awhile. We are in a cabin in Montana and only 2 of the burners on the stove work. They have a new stove on order, but we may be gone before it gets here.

  11. Ahh,
    I love sandwich. Also I love the way you have shared amazing information about sandwiches.
    Thanks for sharing it. Hope it would be useful for me.

  12. Just tried this tonight. I was able to weave 4 pieces (8 halves) for him and 3 (6 halves) for me. Brilliant. I bake mine.

    1. Fantastic! I should update the post as I found another perfect use for the same weaves. My daughters like hot dogs, but LOVE hot dogs with bacon. Bacon tends to fall out of the bun, but if you roll this weave around the cooked hot dog, it’ll never fall out!

  13. What a super idea to have the perfect sandwich. BLT’s are a favorite around my house and this would make it even better.

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