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Bacon and water? Wow!
« on: June 14, 2012, 06:17:16 PM »
I forget where I saw the video, but holy cow, is this the way to cook bacon!

  • Put bacon in pan. Add enough water just to cover.
  • Put burner on high.
  • When water starts to boil, turn heat to medium.
  • When water evaporates, turn heat to low. Cook until done.

The boiling water renders out a lot of the fat, and starts the meaty portion cooking without burning. When the water evaporates, there's plenty of melted fat to cook things evenly.

And it's fun!

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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 06:19:57 PM »
Interesting...and it still comes out crispy? If so, I will def try this next time I make bacon.

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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 06:21:24 PM »
Interesting...and it still comes out crispy? If so, I will def try this next time I make bacon.

Nice and crispy, and evenly browned, with no burned hot spots.
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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 06:27:15 PM »
Is there any spattering at the end? (That's why I don't cook bacon.)

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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 07:23:14 PM »
Never tried this method, I just started cooking all my bacon in the oven so I don't have worry about grease splattered all over my stove top.

I might look into this one, too.
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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012, 07:50:35 PM »
Never tried this method, I just started cooking all my bacon in the oven so I don't have worry about grease splattered all over my stove top.

I might look into this one, too.

I used to cook bacon in the oven until I tilted the pan when I was taking it out. I still have the scars 35 years later.

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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012, 07:51:40 PM »
How long does this take?  I usually cook bacon in the oven, too.

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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012, 08:28:42 PM »
Not much longer than cooking it plain in the pan. Some spattering but not much.
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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2012, 09:59:01 PM »
Not much longer than cooking it plain in the pan. Some spattering but not much.

Thanks. Lucas will be thrilled! Hope we get a good tomato crop this year, then we can have real bacon and not the precooked stuff. Even if it tastes the same, at least the house will smell good!

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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 09:02:46 AM »
This water method is how I always have cooked sausages and hotdogs. But for bacon I like to use the compession grill (a Foreman grill for example). Because top and bottom are hot it cooks super super fast, the lid keeps the bacon in flat strips (they are too thin to get squished but its not so roomy they curl up) and the grooves and general grill design allow for fat drainage.

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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2012, 09:34:16 AM »
This water method is how I always have cooked sausages and hotdogs. But for bacon I like to use the compession grill (a Foreman grill for example). Because top and bottom are hot it cooks super super fast, the lid keeps the bacon in flat strips (they are too thin to get squished but its not so roomy they curl up) and the grooves and general grill design allow for fat drainage.

I'm going to have to try that!
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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2012, 09:00:08 PM »
I too have found a fantastic way to make bacon that involves absolutely no fuss or muss on my part - I have my husband make it!  ;D

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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2012, 12:13:44 PM »
Is there any spattering at the end? (That's why I don't cook bacon.)

Get a spatter screen.  You can store it by putting a cup hook on the inside of a cupboard door.

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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2012, 03:36:27 AM »
The water method is awesome! I don't add water to cover, though, I just splash in a bit.

I think I saw this on some BBC cooking show a couple of years ago and was hooked as soon as I tried it.



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Re: Bacon and water? Wow!
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2012, 09:12:59 PM »
Wait...is this American or British bacon?