Follow these 5 tips for that perfect crunchy-yet-tender bacon!
The bacon needs room to breathe. When you crowd the bacon, it will leave you with a mess of tangled strips of floppy bacon instead of the perfectly crisp strips you know and deserve. So spread that bacon out!
Low & Slow
Don’t start off your bacon in a hot pan, this causes the fat to not be adequately rendered, leaving you with a slightly under-cooked and slightly burnt strip. Nobody wants that, so start it low and slow, and bring up the heat as needed.
The Water Trick
Try adding some water in the pan and let it simmer, this will help render the fat so there is a lot less splattering. More importantly, this technique produces the perfect crispy-yet-tender texture.
Need to cook a lot of bacon at once? Use your oven! Make sure to line your baking sheet with foil or parchment paper to make clean-up easier. Bake at 400F for about 15 minutes.
Keep the Fat
Before you clean up, don’t even think about throwing out that bacon fat! That sizzly combination of oil and rendered fat in your pan is perfect for frying potatoes or even adding to soups for a boost of richness