I love bacon. There’s no replacement that quite equals the taste of the real thing (trust me, I grew up in a turkey bacon household). And I’d give anything to eat it again. But 10 years ago, my kidneys failed, and to stay alive and healthy, I started a very low-sodium diet. Which, in turn, meant saying goodbye to bacon.
Luckily, though, that’s not where the story ends. After months of experimentation (including a dehydrator full of pork belly), my sister-in-law came up with a recipe for salt-free bacon that actually tastes, looks, and feels like the real thing. A monumental win for low-sodium eaters. And, it turns out, a great trick for anyone who wants to experiment with making easy, quick bacon from scratch!