Crispy Turkey Bacon

Crispy Turkey Bacon
Okay, so this isn't really bacon, but it tastes like bacon and you can crumble it over twice-baked potatoes or sprinkle it over bean soup. This comes from a tip from a reader, who heard about it from Jacques Pepin. Just take leftover skin from your Thanksgiving turkey, place it fat-side down on a baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake until crispy. Oo la la, this is good!

Crispy Turkey Bacon Recipe


  • Turkey skins (either already cooked, or raw)
  • Salt and pepper
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1 Preheat oven to 375°F (or 350° convection).
2 Place turkey skins in a single layer fat-side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until well browned and crispy (5-10 minutes if already cooked, longer if starting out raw).
3 Remove from oven, let cool to touch. Crumble and serve over salads, on soup, on twice baked potatoes, etc.


wiolwaker said...

These beans were good - but..... I was skeptical about the bacon in refried beans. I should have followed my instincts. Maybe I shouldn't have followed a few reviewers advice and added in the cooked bacon at the end of cooking.It added a very strange texture that did not go well with refried beans. I tasted it before I put the bacon in and loved it.
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