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Bacon and Eggs in a Paper Bag

Here's another fun idea for incorporating cooking into your lesson plans. Use cooking to teach following directions, topic studies, and to plain have fun!

Note: This recipe is for a group setting. If you are doing it with an individual child, or for a smaller group, it is very easy to adjust.

Yield: serves 16


1 lb. bacon
16 lunch size paper bags
32 large whole eggs
16 long handled cooking forks


1. Cut each slice of bacon in half.

2. Open lunch bag and line bottom with 2 half-slices of bacon.

3. [Note: Wash hands after handling raw bacon.] Close the bag by folding the top down 1 1/2 inches.

4. Make a second fold about the same size.

5. Pierce the bag (through the fold) in the center with the cooking fork or a stick.

6. Hold the bag (by the cooking fork or stick) over a bed of hot coals. The bag should be about 1 inch above the coals.

7. Cook for 3-5 minutes until bag starts to get soaked with bacon grease.

8. Remove bag from heat, let cool for 1 minute.

9. Break open 2 eggs and drop them into the bag on top of the bacon. Stir eggs, refold bag and pierce in center with cooking fork.

10. Hold the bag about 1 inch above coals for about 15 minutes or until eggs are firm and bacon is cooked.

11. Eat bacon and eggs right from the bag.


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