7 Tips for Making the Best Bacon Ever
Yes, you can improve bacon, here’s how.
1. Start Cold
Starting bacon in a cold skillet will help render the fat. The outcome will be crispier with no threat of burning.
2. Expand Your Bacon Horizons
Pancetta, Slab Bacon, Pea Meal, your cured meat options go far beyond plain ol’ bacon.
3. Cast Iron is King
Even heat distribution = Better bacon results.
4. Bake Bacon For A Crowd
Lay bacon strips on an aluminum foil wrapped sheet pan and bake at 375 degrees. Voila, less cleanup and more stovetop room for pancakes.
5. Glaze It
Maple, Birch, Sorghum or Hickory syrups are perfect for glazing bacon. You can add syrup directly to the pan at the end of cooking after you drain the fat or brush bacon with syrup when baking in the oven.
6. Keep The Fat
Use the fat for everything from roasting sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts to greasing your next grilled cheese sandwich. Just think of it as really flavourful butter.