How To Cook Bacon From Frozen

  • Author: Christine Pittman


Here you’ll learn how to make bacon lardons from frozen bacon. Keep a block of frozen bacon in your freezer and you can cut off a bit as instructed below using this method whenever you want a bit of bacon.


  • 1 (16 oz.) package of frozen bacon


  1. Unwrap the bacon and put it on a cutting board.
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut across all of the slices (as opposed to lengthwise along the slices). You want to cut about 1/2 inch pieces. You’ll get a piece of bacon that is comprised of a bunch of small pieces frozen together. Repeat with as much of the bacon as you need. Put any remaining bacon into a zip top bag and into the freezer.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the frozen pieces of bacon. Cover the skillet to speed up the defrosting.
  4. Stir the bacon often to help it break apart into lardons as it defrosts, and to help it to cook evenly.
  5. Once most of the bacon has broken apart, increase the heat to medium-high and cook the bacon lardons until they are to the desired crispness. I find that draining some of the fat from the pan can help crisp the bacon more.
  6. Transfer the cooked lardons to a plate lined with paper towel to drain any fat off of.