Believe it or not, bacon has been around for more than 3,000 years. It continues to be a favorite all around the world. If you love it just as much as I do, the following tips are for you. Yes, it is possible to make BETTER bacon!
For Great Bacon Without the Mess
Use a waffle maker or panini press. The bacon cooks evenly and the grease drains into the grooves of the machine for easy clean up. The strips remain flat as well.
Do you Prefer Yours Chewy and Curly?
Why not try your hand at deep-frying it? Simply pop five or six pieces into your deep fryer or pan deep enough to submerge them in. Your favorite type of oil does the trick.
Create a Simple Batter for Deep Fried Bacon
Using eggs, milk and flour. Who knew, right? For best results, bake or pan fry it until it’s partially cooked. This ensures it isn’t still raw after frying.
Don’t Throw Away the Fat
When you’re done cooking bacon, don’t throw away the fat. Instead, store it in your freezer in a plastic container. When you’re ready to make your next batch, melt this frozen fat in the pan before proceeding.
Looking for More Uses for that Bacon Grease?
Use it to season a cast iron skillet or grill. You can also use it to grease a frying pan in recipes that call for butter or oil for extra flavor.
Cooking Burgers on the Grill
If you’re cooking burgers on the BBQ, throw a few strips on for 5 to 7 minutes to create delicious additions to your burger.
For an Extra Kick of Flavor
Add a bit of black pepper (or other spices) to your bacon while it’s cooking. Homemade pepper bacon is less expensive than commercially-available brands.
These are a few quick tips to make your bacon even tastier! This popular pork isn’t just for breakfast anymore. Don’t be afraid to incorporate it into any snack or meal. Bacon ice cream, anyone?