4 Bacon Cooking Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Make

by William Fear 09/08/2019

Most breakfast tables are incomplete without bacon in them. When you cook your bacon the right way, what you have is crisp, chewy and tender. Overcooked or undercooked bacon can ruin the taste of your breakfast. Is it possible to ruin bacon? Yes! There are some bacon cooking mistakes that a lot of people make without realizing how it affects the quality of their breakfast bacon.

1. Putting cold bacon in a heated pan

The issue with placing bacon from the fridge into a hot pan is that the fat on the bacon strips does not have enough time to warm up and render out. Once cold bacon gets into a sizzling pan, the fat seizes up and becomes gummy instead of crisp. For the best bacon, place the bacon in the cold pan and turn up the heat to medium-hot. Go low, go slow till the fat comes out and cooks the bacon to perfect crispness.

2. Using the wrong pan

Aluminum pans are the worst to cook bacon in. The best pan is the cast iron skillet when it comes to cooking bacon. The bottom of a skillet is heavy and so conducts heat evenly. This helps to prevent burnt strip edges or your bacon getting cooked too quickly. Iron skillets let the fat sizzle early enough and cook the bacon itself.

3. Not adding water to the pan

A secret to nicely cooked bacon is to add a bit of water to the meat and cover the skillet on high heat. The water will help the bacon to retain its moisture and cook all tender. Once you notice the water is boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook till the bacon has that characteristic brown look. Adding water to bacon also reduces the chances of burning.

4. Poor oven-cooking habits

Stop cramming too many bacon strips into a baking pan and cooking. The best way to cook bacon in an oven is to use a rimmed baking sheet and put the oven temperature to 425 degrees. Line up the bacon strips and bake for about 20 minutes. Take the bacon strips out and drain them on paper towels that will soak up the fat and ensure that you don't have greasy bacon for breakfast.

Use these tips today, and you will see a significant improvement in the quality of your bacon.

About the Author
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William Fear

Residential, Commercial and Investment Real Estate

Bill Fear has been a licensed in Michigan as a full time Realty Broker for over 25 years. He brings extensive knowledge to finalize the entire real estate transaction simply because of his experience in all phases of the transaction. His related experience comprised of: working as an Appraiser, Loan Officer, Property Manager, Investment Property Analyst. He is Nationally Certified as a Buyer and Tenant Representative, Senior Real Estate Representative, and a Negotiation Expert. Among his numerous Realtor designations, he is the recipient of the prestigious University of Michigan Alumni Realtor (RAM) designation, that encompassed the following diciplines: Real Property Law - Residential Construction & Development - General Business - Marketing - Taxation - Accounting - Computer Skills - Economics - Communications - Finance.

Bill’s success is attributed to is his genuine concern for helping people. His patience, determination, and strong work ethic has helped him grow a business that is highly referred-based.

Besides being recognized by the National Association of Realtor and the Michigan Commercial Board of Realtors, Bill also holds designations as a Short Sale Foreclosure Resource, Senior Real Estate Specialist, and an E-commerce participant, and is Nationally certified as a Negotiation Expert. As Graduate of the Real-estate Institute, he holds the GRI Realtor impressive designation, certifying competence in Construction, Property Law, Negotiations, and Investment Analyst. He is a candidate for the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the National Association of Realtors.

“I’d like to think of ourselves as a company people want to work with. They WANT to buy from us. We don’t sell to people…people buy from us. We provide a service. And we’re compensated for what we provide personal and professional development increases my ability to give more, by helping enough people get what they want.”