Made A Bacon Weave

“Pork chops and bacon, my two favorite animals.”
Homer Simpson

They like to go overboard with bacon on
Epic Meal Time, one of my favorite YouTube channels.  One of the things I’ve seen them do quite often is make a weave from it.  J bought a bunch of bacon not too long ago, and I didn’t realize she had, so I bought a bunch of bacon as well.  We like to keep it well stocked in our house. 

With a surplus of delicious, fatty pork strips in the refrigerator, I decided I wanted to try to make a bacon weave myself.  I started by laying down the rows across and then weaving the columns between those rows.

I added more and more columns to the weave.

Eventually, I had a full weave.  I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with the weave, but J suggested I wrap it around this gorgeous, grass-fed piece of chateaubriand I had purchased a recently.  I salted and peppered the steak before I attempted to wrap it.
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Wrapping it wasn’t too easy, and I originally wasn’t happy with how it looked.

I decided I was going to do the weave over but make it tighter.  This proved to hold together much better, and it allowed me to include more bacon into the weave as well. Bonus!

I rewrapped the steak after I finished the weave.
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It was ready to go into the oven.  I couldn’t wait.
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I set the oven thermometer to beep when the steak had reached an internal temperature of 120 degrees.

Once it was ready, I pulled it out of the oven and let it cool.  It looked fantastic.

After it cooled, I cut off a few slices to eat.  It was juicy and delicious.
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This project turned out great.  Not only did it look cool, I didn’t have to do too much to flavor the steak because the bacon fat helped flavor it.  Steak and bacon...  two of my favorite things.  Awesome!
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