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How do you prevent bacon from curling when you cook it?

  1. DonnaCosmato profile image96
    DonnaCosmatoposted 6 years ago

    How do you prevent bacon from curling when you cook it?

  2. StephanieBCrosby profile image86
    StephanieBCrosbyposted 6 years ago

    I find that cooking the bacon in the oven ensures the bacon always comes out flat. The other advantages to baking it are you do not have to deal with oil splatter or messy clean up. I actually wrote a hub about baking bacon instead of frying it. It's really convenient this way. And I cannot remember the last time I used a frying pan.

  3. xaiverroshai profile image59
    xaiverroshaiposted 6 years ago

    The bacon naturally retreats from the heat as it shrinks, sort of like plastic wrap to a flame. 

    I've found a couple ways to prevent that, the easiest is to use a meat weight.  If you were to go to a restaurant supply, they are flat metal plates with a wooden/plastic handle straight up.

    The weight will also slightly decrease cook time, because it's channeling the heat through the top and straight through the meat.  The bacon comes out nice and flat though.

  4. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Using a bacon press should help keep it from curling too much.