Bacon is cured pork which is typically eaten either as a breakfast dish or as an ingredient in other dishes. It is known for its salty flavor, “crisp” texture, and ample fat.
Some things you will need before cooking bacon are a pan or stovetop, some meat thermometer, tongs, and foil.
How to Cook Bacon:
-Fry bacon on medium high heat for about 5 minutes on each side. Fry until all the pieces are done.
-Serve the cooked bacon with eggs, toast, or waffles.
-Fry bacon in the oven for about 20 minutes at 425 degrees.
-Place a rack on a baking sheet, put the bacon on the rack, and put the baking sheet in the oven.
-Remove a few pieces when they are done to check how long it takes you to cook them all.
-Cook bacon on high heat, flipping often so it does not curl or burn.
-Put bacon in a pan with some water.
-Bring the water to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes until the bacon is soft enough to eat.
-You can also put it in the microwave for about 3 minutes until heated through.
-Cut the bacon into large chunks.
-Place in a pan with about an inch of water.
-Bring it to a boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes until soft enough to eat.
-Cook over low heat until crispy.
-To make oven baked bacon, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, put the bacon on the pan, and bake it at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes.
-To make crispy baked bacon, turn the oven off after cooking time is done, leave the baking sheet in there to get cold.
-Remove from pan or foil once cooled.
How to Tell When Bacon Is Done:
-A meat thermometer usually reads the internal temperature of meat.
-Test if bacon is done by sticking a needle or knife in it to see how much juice comes out.
-If the juices are still clear, there’s not enough fat in it yet.
-Juices that are pink or frothy mean that the bacon is not finished.
-Cook until the juices are clear or very light pink.
-Bacon is done once you can bend it without breaking it in half.
-If the bacon breaks at all, it’s not ready yet.
Other methods to check if bacon is done:
-Cut into the center of a piece of bacon to check if it is done.
-Bacon should be light brown or tan when ready to eat.
-The edges should look crisp and the center of the bacon should bend without breaking.
How do you know if your pan is hot enough for cooking bacon?
Your pan is ready once droplets of water dance on the surface.
You can also test the heat of your pan with some oil or drippings from bacon. If the droplets of water dance around, it’s good to go!
When cooking bacon in a pan, make sure you turn it down if it starts smoking too much.
So this is How to cook Bacon.