Finding an alternative to pork bacon has been a mission of mine for some time. Pork bacon has that distinctive taste. And what’s a BLT, without bacon?
I was recently in our local Costco, and came upon a demonstration for Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon. I was somewhat skeptical as to how good bacon made out of turkey could be, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was crispy and quite flavorful. I was sold.
The Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon is made from smoked and cured turkey, which is then chopped and formed. It has 50% less fat than most pork bacon. One slice has 35 calories, with 25 of those calories are from fat. There is one gram of saturated fat per slice, 15 mg of cholesterol, and 190 mg of sodium.
The bacon can be cooked in a skillet or in the microwave. I use the microwave and can cook two pieces in about a minute and a half. When cooked, it’s very thin and crispy. This isn’t a product I choose to eat very often, but when I’m craving a BLT, or bacon with my eggs, this is a great alternative to pork bacon.
Oscar Mayer is a division of Kraft Foods. If you go to their website at Kraft Foods-Oscar Mayer you’ll find some delicious looking recipes.