Baked ham

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Instead of bacon, try...
Baked ham. There's a way to get hot, crispy slices of pork without all the fat: Follow the advice of chef Jeff Mahin, chef at the pizzeria Stella Barra, which has two California outposts. He lays slices of deli ham on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet; covers them with another piece of parchment; and then presses another sheet pan on top, to keep the meat flat. Mahin bakes the ham at 275 degrees until crispy (about 25 minutes). It's perfect in an egg sandwich, crumbled on top of mac ‘n' cheese or chopped and sprinkled over salad.