Adding Water to Bacon


I’m not the best cook in the world in fact I don’t even try anymore but I can say that anytime I ever mixed oil or grease with water nothing good ever came of it so when I heard of this I gave the keys to my wife and she was very positive about it. How do you cook Bacon with water?

  1. Start the bacon in a cold pan. This allows the fat to render slowly.
  2. Add some water usually a tablespoon or two because it doesn’t add much time to the cooking process.
  3. Cook over medium heat until the bacon is crisp and tender, flipping after the first side has crisped. The timing will depend on the thickness of the bacon.
  4. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, and serve.

If you haven’t tried bacon cooked this way it works, it looks and tastes great with a little less salty taste that might work for you differently than the traditional way of cooking it.

 

Why is Water Added to Bacon

 

The addition of water keeps the initial cooking temperature low and gentle, so the meat retains its moisture and stays tender as the fat renders. Plus, since the water helps render the fat, there will be significantly less splatter as your bacon as you cook it in the pan.

Also, by the time the water reaches its boiling point, the bacon fat is almost completely rendered. This will help keep the meat bacon from burning, since you now don’t have to wait for the fat to cook off like you would if you cooked it the traditional way, instead of in the water.

How to Cook Bacon With Water

 

Line the strips of bacon in the pan, add just enough water to completely coat the bottom of the pan and cook over medium-high heat until the water has evaporated. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the bacon until crisp.

The water evaporated in two minutes, and then the strips were crispy and near perfect. They browned super evenly, didn’t splatter too much (since most of the rendered fat had evaporated with the water), and didn’t burn at all.

  1. Start the bacon in a cold pan. This allows the fat to render slowly.
  2. Add some water. Cook’s Illustrated editor-in-chief Dan Souza is a fan of a tablespoon or two because it doesn’t add much time to the cooking process.
  3. Cook over medium heat until the bacon is crisp and tender, flipping after the first side has crisped. The timing will depend on the thickness of the bacon.
  4. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, and serve.

 

 

 

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References:

Americas Test Kitchen-Want Crispy, Tender Bacon? Cook It In Water

 

 

 

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