A closeup of bacon strips frying in a pan.
Don't Waste Time Thawing Frozen Bacon Before You Cook It
Forgetting to thaw frozen meat before dinner or a party can bring about a lot of stress, but if the intended meat you’re about to thaw is bacon, you have nothing to worry about.
When it comes to bacon, you can skip the thawing process and go straight to cooking the strips in an oven or frying them in a skillet or air fryer.
If you stored your bacon with the slices separated, just grab what you need and proceed, but if you didn’t, use a thin metal spatula or a butter knife to help separate the slices.
Alternatively, if you intend to eat the bacon in small pieces, you can cut off what you need by slicing along the short side of your frozen bacon rectangle.
If you’re still struggling to separate the slices, place your bacon in the microwave on low power or the defrost setting, and microwave it in 30-second increments.
There's no need to completely thaw it, though — after a short amount of time, you should be able to peel off the outer slices more easily.