How To Fry Bacon
Why Cook Bacon On The Stovetop?
Cooking bacon on the stove top is how we did it when I was growing up, and it's the method that's most familiar to me. My mom had a large rectangular cast-iron griddle pan, which could fit on two burners. She was capable of cooking a whole lot of bacon in one go. It was my childhood job to fry the bacon. It had a tube etched into the perimeter that caught any grease. I channeled it towards a corner and would then suction it with a bulb baster. This was the ideal pan for bacon cooking and it was sold by my mother at a rummage auction a few years back.
Once you bring home that bacon, don't just fry it up in a pan you have options! You can fry bacon in an oven for a clean and sparkling kitchen. This means that everyone can eat more bacon.
Once you bring home that bacon, don't just fry it up in a pan you have options! You can fry bacon in an oven for a clean and sparkling kitchen. That means more bacon, more often, for everyone!
How To Fry Bacon:
To cook bacon in oven is important, you will also need a rimmed baking sheets.
The foil and parchment can be used to line the sheets for ease of clean-up. While I do prefer to grill the bacon on a rack for easy cleanup, you don't always have to. It cooks perfectly in the drippings, and it stays tender.
Pre-heat the oven at 400 degrees. Then all you have to do is nestle the raw strips of bacon close together on the sheet. Do not worry about crowding the bacon pieces as they will shrink slightly while cooking.
For about fifteen minutes, bake the bacon. You don't have to turn the bacon. (Turkey bacon and vegetable-based bacon might need less time, so keep that in mind.)
You might need to cook the bacon for a bit longer depending on the oven you use, how crisp you like your bacon, and what you prefer. Keep the bacon in the oven for 10 minutes and then return to the kitchen to check it.
Pull the bacon out of the oven and transfer to a few layers of paper towels to drain off the extra grease.
Have extra bacon grease in your pan? Keep it warm for Hot Bacon Dressing, or use it quickly to cook some eggs.
How long to fry bacon?
The choice is yours and the way you like bacon. Since most bacon is already cured, there is no hard and fast rule about cooking times most of it is eyeballed. When is bacon done? Let's take a look at it. You want it to be crispy, browned and deliciously sweet.
You can cook most bacon on the stove or oven in between 10 and 18 minutes.
One thing to consider is that thick-cut bacon might take longer to fry than thin bacon. The cooking time of turkey bacon can be much faster.
Are you a fan of tender and soft bacon? Enjoy it early.
You might prefer yours crispier and more brittle. You can leave it for a bit longer.
Here is how to render bacon grease
Remove the bacon from the oven and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
Put a thin mesh sieve in a towel and then pour hot bacon grease on top.
Not all glass should be used. If you heat bacon grease, it will melt any plastic.
Above you'll see some of my old bacon fat still inside the glass jar. It was transparent in color and lighter in colour. To make a new batch of bacon, all I do is to pour the oil directly on top and cover it with plastic wrap. I then put it in the fridge.
What can I do with my rendered bacon grease? You can use it for almost everything. It's the one I use for frying my eggs. I also use it to sear any kind of meat. You can also use it to saute or roast vegetables for extra flavor and depth.
A Stovetop Bacon Cooking
Trish Mc. Posted December 29, 2018. Carron Bacon breakfast / brunch Dairy Free Gluten-Free How To Poultry Jump Recipe Print Recipe. A cold frypan is the key to cooking bacon without sticking on the stovetop. You can place your bacon pieces in the bottom and allow them to shrink slightly. Cooking bacon on the stovetop will cause more mess than cooking it in the oven. While a frying pan screen can help contain the mess, the stove will still need to be cleaned.
Reduce the heat to medium once the bacon has browned and is beginning to smoke, and then continue to cook. Gently flip the bacon by lifting the spatter protector. Bacon spatters and to help prevent burning yourself, lift the end of the strip closet to you and turn toward the back of the pan. It is possible that you will not experience any spattering.
Cover the skillet with a spatter wrap and continue to cook for a few minutes. You should watch carefully to make sure the bacon is not too crispy or sloppy at this stage.
Put the cooked bacon on an absorbent plate covered with a newspaper towel.
A griddle is an option to a pan. Its larger dimensions and rectangular shape allow for more strips. It's quite messy and the griddle doesn't have a spatter screen, which means there is more cleanup.
Use a skillet or griddle to cook the bacon. Cook the remaining bacon, eggs, pancakes, or waffles.
It takes some elbow grease to clean up. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser makes it a bit easier.
A good pan that evenly distributes heat, like an iron Le Creuset keyword is bacon.
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Want to know how to get perfectly crispy bacon every time? You can find the best bacon recipes and tips from top chefs in this guide.
How to cook bacon in a frying pan Put 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil in a frying pan and heat over a medium-high heat until hot. Cook the bacon for 2 to 3 minutes on each side depending on how crisp you prefer it.
You can dry fry bacon by placing the bacon in an oven-safe frying pan on a medium heat. Once the bacon starts to get a little too faty, turn the heat up and continue cooking for about 1-3 minutes per side depending on how crisp you prefer it.
How to grill bacon Heat the grill to its highest setting. Line a baking sheet with foil and add the bacon. The bacon should be grilled for between 2-3 minutes per side depending on the crispiness you desire.
Do you think turkey bacon can be used?
Yes, if you want to use turkey bacon, this recipe works great. Simply cook the turkey bacon in the same manner as regular bacon.
Does the air fryer need to be preheated?
This is dependent on what type of air fryer. Preheating is recommended by some air fryers, however it's not required for bacon.
How can I make the bacon tastier?
The bacon will release grease so you don't need to spray the bacon or tray of the air fryer for cooking.
How can I stop smoking bacon?
How to Cook Bacon in a Non-Missing Sauce
Just like most self-aware young people, I enjoy bacon. This protein is salty and crispy. And, while I draw the line at things like bacon-infused bourbon, there are very few savoury dishes that don't benefit from the inclusion of a little or a lot of cured pork.
My passion for bacon has been somewhat tempered by the disgust I feel at having to clean up after frying a few strips. Of course, cooking bacon in the oven is an easy way to mitigate the mess factor. It is easy to cook large amounts, but can make it difficult to prepare just a few slices. There is an easy way to fry bacon quickly without having to clean up any mess. You just need a bit of water.
How it works Covering the bacon with a tiny amount of water prevents any oil and fat from splashing up onto the cooktop or counter. It also does little to affect the taste or texture of the bacon. This makes bacon crispy and tasty with less mess.
It's essential that you have the following:
A little bacon
A cast iron skillet or stainless steel one