How to Cook Perfectly Crispy Bacon Every Time

Crispy bacon is a breakfast staple that everyone loves. However, cooking bacon can often be messy and result in unevenly cooked strips. This can be frustrating and disappointing, especially if you are trying to impress your friends and family with your cooking skills. But fear not! We have put together a quick guide to help you cook crispy bacon every time without any fuss.

Let's be honest, there are few things in life as satisfying as hearing the sound of sizzling bacon. But as much as we all love this breakfast classic, cooking bacon can often be a hit or miss. It can go from undercooked to burnt in just a few minutes, leaving you with an unsatisfying meal. But don't worry, we've got you covered with this foolproof guide to cooking crispy bacon every time.


Choose the Right Type of Bacon

The first step in cooking perfect bacon is to choose the right type of bacon. While there are many different types of bacon available, not all are created equal. Look for a package of bacon with evenly sliced and thick cuts. Thick-cut bacon has more meat and fat, which makes it the perfect choice for crispy and succulent bacon.

Use a Cold Pan

One of the most common mistakes people make when cooking bacon is to put it in a hot pan. Doing this causes the bacon to cook too quickly and unevenly, resulting in burnt or undercooked strips. Instead, start with a cold pan, lay the bacon in the pan, and then turn on the heat to medium.

Add Water

Here's a secret to getting perfectly crispy bacon every time: add water. Once your bacon is in the cold pan, add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. The water will help render the fat and keep the bacon from burning before it has a chance to get crispy.

Flip the Bacon

As the bacon cooks, make sure to flip it over every few minutes to ensure that it cooks evenly on both sides. This will also help prevent the bacon from curling up as it cooks.

Drain the Bacon

After the bacon is done cooking, make sure to drain it on a paper towel to remove any excess grease. This will help make it even crispier and healthier too.

Serve and Enjoy

Now that you've got perfectly crispy bacon, it's time to dig in! You can serve it up for breakfast with pancakes and eggs or use it as a topping for salads or sandwiches. You can also get creative and use the bacon grease for recipes like homemade salad dressings or even cookies.

Creative Recipes

Bacon is not just for breakfast! It's a versatile ingredient that can be used in many different types of dishes. Here are a few ideas:

  • Bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese
  • Bacon mac and cheese
  • Bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers
  • Bacon-wrapped asparagus
  • Bacon-wrapped shrimp skewers


Final Thoughts

Cooking perfect, crispy bacon is an art form, but with the right techniques, you can master it in no time. The key is to choose the right bacon, use a cold pan, add water, and flip it over every few minutes. With these tips and tricks, you'll be enjoying crispy bacon every time you cook it.

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