Kettle Bacon

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"Some of you with age will remember this type bacon from those camps that our folks used to send us to for the summer. It is not the typical flat served bacon and is the only way to cook bacon for a crowd. Even though this is called kettle bacon it can be cooked in any large cooking vessel such as a dutchoven, large kettle or large skillet with deep sides. This is how I used to make it when I cooked at a camp in Charles County, Md. Cooking times are an estimate, cook until done to your liking. Note I cook this in a large cast iron dutchoven."

Original recipe yields 10-20 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (98.7 g)
  • Calories 36.5
  • Total Fat - 2.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 960 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 3.2 g
  • Protein - 0 g
  • Calcium - 64.3 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Place your cooking vessel on the heat source.

Step 2

Seperate bacon slices and drop slice by slice into the vessel.

Step 3

Add butter ( please use butter not substitute stuff, it is needed for the flavor ).

Step 4

Sprinkle ground black pepper over the bacon while stirrring with a wooden spoon.

Step 5

Cook over low to medium heat stirring very often with a wooden spoon .

Step 6

Remove bacon pieces with tongs as they become crisp and place on toweling to drain.

Step 7

Serve while still warm.

Step 8

Options: Lemon Pepper can be used in place of black pepper. Add a dash of cayenne pepper while cooking to add some zing.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This afternoon I needed to cook some bacon for a corn pudding recipe I am making so I gave this way a try. This is a great way to fry up lots of bacon while camping, but for home use, I prefer baking my bacon in the oven on parchment paper. However, out camping over the fire this would be is perfect. And of course those that don't have working ovens like some of my friends, this is great as the splatter is cut down to a minimum. Made for Billboard tag.

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(13 May 2013)