In Athens, we’re lucky enough to be able to buy the old-fashioned thick-sliced bacon – custom-cut – at Bell’s Food Stores.
Streak-o’-lean and fat back are also easy to find. I looooove streak-o’-lean cooked until it’s ultra-crispy… that, too, is sliced thick. A person can chew on the rind part for an epoch, too – that’s part of the fun, at least to me.
Bacon grease on bread? Nein, danke. That’s something I would eschew as quickly as I would Mother’s Laundry Lard. Spluh.
Ungreasily, Teflon-Coated Ort. Carlton in Moderately-Chilly Athens, Georgia.