I am kinda like "Catracks" (above). We buy Costco’s maple-smoked thick-sliced Bacon. Two 2 lb pkgs (wrapped together) for about $10.00. It is plastic packaging so you can easily select the leanest available packages. We do take the time to select visually, as there is a significant variation between packages.
I prefer it to be a bit chewy but browned…not cooked thru-crispy. Janet is making a large Potato Salad this evening and the Bacon is frying that will be chopped up with the other ingredients. I love her Potato Salad, and the Bacon really adds to the flavor-mix.[:p][:p]