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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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Bacon Chips
Bacon chips are a great garnish that add flavor and texture to salads, vegetables, pastas, and especia...
 
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February 8, 2014
Bacon Chips

Bacon chips are a great garnish that add flavor and texture to salads, vegetables, pastas, and especially soups. Cut bacon (about 1 slice per serving or a little less) crosswise into ΒΌ-inch wide strips. Cook in a heavy skillet over medium heat, turning frequently, until all the fat has rendered out and the strips are dark brown and crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon; spread them out and cover with paper towels to blot off the fat. Drop a few chips into each soup bowl, and put more in a bowl on the table. Sprinkle the bacon overdressed salads or over pasta, and I like it crumbled on top of cooked vegetables.