If you like your bacon flimsy and uncrispy, then stop reading now.
Unless you think you could be a crispy convert, because who likes undercooked bacon anyway? Weirdos, that’s who.
Anyway, I refuse to join the microwaved bacon club, mostly because bacon cooked the old-fashioned way is just SO. MUCH. BETTER. The fat around the edges becomes a taste so luxurious it literally melts in your mouth like butter. And who doesn’t like butter? Those same weirdos who like soggy bacon, that’s who.
Bacon, cooked the right way:
Bacon – nothing fancy, just your standard store brand variety.
Lay the bacon in a room temperature pan – it’s okay if it’s crowded a bit because it’ll shrink up as it cooks. Place the stove on medium and let cook for about 5 minutes, until it starts to look like….
….THIS! The bacon has shrunk a bit, and it’s starting to look wobbly. It’s time to flip the bacon! Continue to cook on the other side for another few minutes, then flip back and forth a few more times over a couple minutes after that.
Once you hit the sweet spot of crispy goodness, remove your bacon to a paper towel to drain.
Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!