Wow, Deepsouth, you got it going on! Nice!
DON"T REMOVE THE SKIN! Fry up the bacon with the skin and eat the skin after eating the goodness around it. It's crispy, and delicious! That was one of the best parts of bacon my Dad used to cure when he raised hogs years ago.
Operation BBQ Relief Founding Member - I am Obsessive Compulsive about BBQ. Google it.