Friday, November 15, 2013

Makin Bacon

It's been a long time that I have gone over ultra-easy cooking skills.  And, eventhough I do not recommend daily doses of high-fat-laden foods, bacon when done properly, is one of those little pleasures in life worth having once in awhile.

Obviously, this is one of those skills that will need to be adapted to your preference--some people like a  crisp, almost burnt, bacon whereas I like mine more meaty with a little bit of "chewiness". Experiment with cooking times to figure out the level of "done-ness" you enjoy.


Equipment:
Large non-sttick skillet
Papertowels
Fork or thongs (cooking thongs that is)
Stove-top burner



Ingredients:
Bacon

Instructions:
1. Wash your hands frequently in between handling any pork products.
2. Heat your skillet on MEDIUM-HIGH.


3. Place bacon in a single layer to cover the skillet surface.


4. Allow bacon to cook UNTOUCHED for 6-7 minutes.


5. At this point the underside should be a dark carmelized red-brown. 
6. Turn each strip of bacon and cook for another 3-4 minutes depending on how crispy you like it.


7. Once the bacon has cooked to your desired "doneness" remove the bacon onto papertowels.
8. Remove excess grease by patting bacon.


9. Try it plain, crumbled, on a burger or as an awesome BLT!