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Food & Drink Is Water The Secret To Perfectly Crispy Bacon?

08:08  11 march  2018
08:08  11 march  2018 Source:   delish.com

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When our test kitchen assistant Alyssa told me that the secret to perfect bacon might be water , I wasn't too interested. Results: Crispy and slightly chewy bacon . The strips held their shape better than bacon cooked without water , and, perhaps more importantly, the bacon fat didn't splatter at all.

The bacon cooked the normal way ended up crispy , but the chef ended up with far more bacon grease splatters on the stovetop and on her apron. The bacon cooked with water did not splatter, and also resulted in stronger, less brittle and even crispier slices, the findings showed.

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When our test kitchen assistant Alyssa told me that the secret to perfect bacon might be water, I wasn't too interested. In the Delish test kitchen, we love the oven method. Baking at 400° for 20 minutes is a reliable and easy technique that yields crispy strips every time. Why would we cook it any other way?

Because Alyssa was adamant that we owed it to our readers to test all possible ways of cooking bacon. And considering she cooks approximately a pound of Oscar Meyers a day, she knows best. She heard about the trick from The Kitchn, which claims that adding water to the pan produces perfect bacon without any splattering. After a thorough side-by-side comparison between two stovetop methods, here are our fearless assistant's findings.

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Fry Perfect , Crispy Bacon Every Time By Adding Water - lifehacker.com. The folks at America's Test Kitchen have a method for frying bacon that results in perfectly crispy A chef has now claimed that the secret to achieving perfectly crispy bacon lies in the addition of one simple ingredient: Water .

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Test #1: With Water

Process: Add bacon to nonstick pan then add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. Cook the bacon over medium-high until the water completely evaporated, then reduce heat to medium until the bacon was crispy.

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The secret ingredient? It's water ! Find out how to cook bacon perfectly in this handy video. There are a million ways to cook bacon , but have you heard of this one? America's Test Kitchen says it's the best possible method of achieving crispy , not crumbly, bacon every time.

Make crispy bacon with no risk of overcooking. Bacon cooked in water ? It works! By the time the water reaches its boiling point (212 degrees), the bacon fat is almost completely rendered, so you’re also much less likely to burn the meat while waiting for the fat to cook off.

Results: Crispy and slightly chewy bacon. The strips held their shape better than bacon cooked without water, and, perhaps more importantly, the bacon fat didn't splatter at all.

Test #2: Without Water

Process: Cook bacon as you normally would - most likely over medium heat until crispy.

Results: Crispy bacon with a big greasy mess (on stovetop and apron). The bacon strips seemed thinner and more brittle than the bacon cooked with water.

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CONSENSUS

From now on in the Delish kitchen, when we are cooking 6 or less strips of bacon (or what fits in our largest skillet), we will be cooking it on the stovetop with water. When cooking more than 6 strips of bacon, we'll stick to our oven method. We recommend you do the same.

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