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How do you keep bacon grease from splattering?
For perfectly crisp bacon that doesn’t make a huge splattering mess in your kitchen, add a tablespoon of water to your pan after placing the bacon inside. The water will render the fat, keeping splashes at bay, while the heat continues to crisp your bacon well after all the water has evaporated.
How do you keep bacon from splattering in the oven?
The trick to cooking bacon in the oven with no mess, is first lining your baking sheets with foil, then layering a piece of parchment paper over the foil. When you cook bacon in the oven, the bacon strips stay flat and there is no grease spatter!
How do you keep bacon from curling when frying?
To keep the edges of bacon from curling as you fry it, dip the bacon in ice cold water before you begin cooking it.
How do you make bacon stay flat?
How to Cook Flat Bacon
- Set oven to 425 degrees F. Start by lining your pan with foil for an easy clean up.
- Place cooling rack in pan.
- Lay strips on bacon on rack.
- Place in oven for 20 minutes and cook until desired crispiness.
Should I cover bacon in the oven?
Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil, making sure pan is completely covered. Make sure the foil extends up the sides of the pan so it captures all the bacon grease and clean-up is easier. Arrange bacon strips on the prepared baking sheet or on the rack, if you’re using one.
Does bacon stick to aluminum foil?
If you don’t have a wire rack, but would like chewy bacon, consider crumpling foil on a baking sheet. Lay the bacon across the foil. This cooks the bacon out of the grease, but it is a pain. The bacon will stick to the foil and be difficult to flip.
Why does my bacon curl up?
When cooking bacon, the fat renders out and it leaves just the connective tissue of the meat. Connective tissue then shrinks and fills the empty space that the fat left, therefore curling up the piece of bacon.
How do you make bacon crispy and flat?
Why does bacon curl up?
As the bacon cooks the meat reduces in size faster than the fat does. Since they are cut into strips this causes the fat to bunch up or even coil if the bacon isn’t flipped enough. The fat will eventually reduce as well when it renders but not enough to straighten out the poor bacon.
Is it OK to cook eggs in bacon grease?
Frying your eggs in bacon grease will not only save you time standing over the sink, it will also take your typical, rather boring sunny-side up egg and turn it into a savory masterpiece. Those charred, salty bits sprinkled on top of your egg really adds a dimension of flavor that you won’t be disappointed with.