Minnesota Cooking: Bacon Done Crispy
Cooking Bacon 101
I remember back in the 1980's, my sister and I were visiting a friend of hers and he wished us to make some breakfast. Bacon and eggs was the request.
Well, the eggs were no problem, but bacon was something that neither one of us had ever actually had, and had no idea how to cook it.
Bacon is Fairly Straightforward
The easiest method that I have found, is simply put your bacon strips in a cold frying pan, laying them in such a way that they are all flat against the bottom of the pan. Pour a half a cup of water into the pan with your bacon.
Turn your burner on medium and put the cover on the pan. The water will start to steam and will help to cook your bacon to the center. The heat from below will caramelize the bottom of your bacon, so after a few minutes, you will have to flip your bacon.
Again, after you turn on your heat, and your water is in the pan, make sure your cover is on the pan.
Once your bacon has caramelized on both sides, the next step is to remove the bacon from the pan and place on a plate with a couple of paper towels.
Bacon will continue to cook as it sits on the paper towels. The paper towels are to absorb the excess grease that is on the bacon, and the bacon will continue to crisp as it cools.