There are more ways to cook your slices than I would care to go into, but I am partial to two methods: frying and baking.
For a family breakfast or small amounts, I will fry. For large amounts, I will throw them in the oven.
Pro-tip: Save the fat in an airtight container in the fridge and use it like you would olive oil or butter sautéing.
What does bacon taste like?
Generally speaking, it is a combination of salty, sweet, and fatty and I would say the word “unctuous” describes it well.
Can you eat it raw?
Eating raw or undercooked pork is never a good idea and you should cook it to avoid any potential foodborne illnesses.
Why is it called “bacon”?
I’m so glad you asked! It is derived from a word from Old High German, “bacho” that roughly translates to “buttock”. That word then made its way into Old French and was then known as “bacun” which meant “back meat.”