Bacon is cured, smoked pork cut from the side of the pig. Bacon is probably one of the most commonly eaten pork products in the U.S. with 53% of all families statistically keep bacon in their refrigerator even despite the the fact it is high in calories, cholesterol, salt and contains nitrites. Bottom line is it tastes great and many people love it.
Here are some easy substitutes for bacon (streaky bacon)
For each slice of bacon needed use:
A British term for bacon with streaked with fat, similar to our standard smoked bacon (which comes from the belly of the pig) in the U.S. What the Brits refer to as "bacon" is most similar to our Canadian bacon.
Are pieces of streaky bacon (aka American bacon). See more bacon facts below.
1 serving = 2 strips fried, baked, or broiled
1/2 cup crumbled = 8 slices, crisply cooked
1 slice bacon = 2 to 3 teaspoons crumbled
1 slice bacon = 2 to 3 teaspoons imitation bacon bits
1 rasher = 1 bacon ( 1 strip streaky bacon)
1 slice bacon = 3/4 ounce salt pork (use for coq au vin, other braises)
1 pound bacon = 35 thin strips OR 16 to 20 regular strips OR 12 to 16 thick strips
According to the Pork Board, the average American eats 17.9 pounds of bacon per year. In the early 2000's bacon became so popular as a food addition that you'd see it used in beverages, added to chocolate and other desserts and even sushi although most of those fads have faded from restaurant menu's.