Bacon is one of the most addictive foods ever, but it can be really tricky to make. It’s usually undercooked and raw, or almost totally burnt —let’s be honest, no one likes bacon unless it’s actually cooked perfectly.
So if you’re one of those people who struggle to cook their bacon just right, click through the gallery to see these mind-blowing ways to make your bacon taste better.
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Add some water to the pan.
If you add just enough water to cover the base of the pan, you'll prevent the bacon from getting too shriveled or burnt. And also, it's not as messy to cook because there are less splatters.
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Use a waffle maker to cook it.
Bacon strips can be cut in half and cooked in a waffle-maker for about three to five minutes. This way, the bacon will be pressed flat and the grease can easily drain out.
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Cook the bacon on skewers.
Whether you bake them or fry them, the sticks will keep your bacon intact. They won't shrivel or curl as much, and it's more likely to get cooked evenly.
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Cook them in the microwave with an overturned bowl.
If you're not a big fan of oily bacon, you might want to try this out. All you have to do is turn a bowl over on a plate, lay your bacon strips over the bowl, and set the microwave at one minute for each bacon strip. This will get you crispy bacon that's much drier, since the extra bacon grease will run down to the plate.
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Make a foil rack and cook them in the oven.
Creating a foil rack is another useful trick for crispy bacon that's less flabby and oily. All you have to do is fold the aluminum foil into a rack (like you're making a fan). Then, stretch it out across the pan, put the bacon strips on top of it and bake.
Boil your bacon.
When you cook bacon in water, you can get rid of most of the fat. And plus, it'll prevent the scent from lingering for hours after you cook it.
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Start frying your bacon in a cold pan
This way, you actually get to control the temperature and it won't get too messy from all the splatter. You can cook your bacon without worrying about burnt edges, too!
Fry it in bacon fat.
If you like being resourceful, you can try saving the bacon fat and freezing it for later use. So instead of using oil, you’ve got your bacon grease handy.
Weird tips that really work for perfect bacon!
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Bake your bacon strips on foil.
If you place them in the oven before it gets hot, you'll end up with perfectly crispy bacon that's evenly cooked.
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Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar.
This will not only offset the saltiness, but it will also make your bacon taste even better!
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Cook them in the microwave with paper towels.
This process is less time-consuming and way less messy. You don't have to deal with splatter, it's easy to clean up, and the bacon is drained out when it's cooked.