Turkey skins, seasoned with salt and pepper, and baked until crispy. Use like bacon!
Photography Credit:Elise Bauer
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 Skin Bacon Recipe
- Turkey skins (either already cooked, or raw)
- Salt and pepper
1 Preheat oven to 375°F (or 350° convection).
2 Bake: Place turkey skins in a single layer fat-side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake at 375°F 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.
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