How do restaurants cook bacon?

In this brief study, we will answer the question, “how do restaurants cook bacon?” and will share some cooking techniques.

How do restaurants cook bacon?

Restaurants cook bacon by using some quick techniques. Continue reading to discover some very useful cooking techniques for this delectable cut of meat.

Preparing in the Microwave

To make outstanding microwave bacon, just stack three paper towel layers on a platter and arrange the side of your strip by side on the dish. Another piece of paper towel should be used to cover this area as well. While one minute per slice is generally plenty for cooking it in a microwave oven, keep an eye on it while cooking to avoid overcooking and burnt pieces of bread.

Bacon prepared in the oven

If you’ve ever wondered how restaurants can offer such flawlessly cooked bacon, the answer is simple: they bake the bacon.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Place your slices on a baking sheet so that they don’t overlap and bake them for about 15 minutes. The whole cooking procedure should take no more than 15 minutes, but since bacon frying is an art rather than a science, you should keep an eye on it throughout the process.

Many bacon enthusiasts believe that baking bacon is the finest technique because it results in very crispy, flat bacon that you will never forget.

Vermont-Style Bacon 

In addition to the traditional method of cooking bacon (frying it), there are many methods to spice it up, one of which is by adding maple syrup to the mix. Marinating bacon in syrup may sound odd at first; we don’t usually marinade bacon before frying it, but believe me when I tell you that it adds a wonderful twist to your bacon that you’ll want to make again and again and again.

Simply place several slices on a serving dish and drizzle with your favorite maple syrup to serve. When cooking, we suggest using thinner syrups since they will create less of a mess while doing so.

Make sure the syrup coats both sides of the bacon slices before placing them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the syrup to completely absorb. After that, cook the bacon in your skillet as you normally would. Delicious!

Boiling method

Pour the bacon rashers into a chilly frying pan or skillet and cover with just enough water to cover the bacon bits, but not more than necessary. Increase the heat to the point when the water comes to a boil. All that is required is that you wait until the water has fully evaporated before reducing the heat to a low or medium setting.

At this point, the bacon should be crisping up beautifully and evenly without splattering oil or drying up the rashers on the grill. Bacon that is both juicy and perfectly caramelized to a golden brown!

What is the Best Way to Make Bacon Rasher?

  • First and foremost, always start with cold bacon in a cold pan. This decreases the likelihood of it burning and allows the fat to melt away, resulting in less flabby fat to deal with.
  • Avoid overcrowding the pan while browning the rashers. Consequently, you will obtain flabby and floppy bacon instead of crispy bacon as a result of this.
  • If at all feasible, cook in a cast-iron skillet. It makes it possible to cook the bacon more quickly, resulting in crispier rashers of bacon.
  •  If you want soft bacon bits but don’t want them to be completely cooked, add a little amount of water to the pan while frying them.

How to Remove Bacon Grease?

When baking bacon, bake it on an angle to ensure even cooking. Because of this, the fat is allowed to heat up and crisp the rashers, but it eventually drips off, lowering the total fat level of the bacon by a significant amount.

As previously said, adding water to your bacon lowers the amount of fat in it, so that by the time it’s time to crisp it up, the majority of the fat has already been melted.

Maple- Glazed Bacon

Simply brown (but not crisp) your rashers on both sides, drain, and store in an airtight container. Mix up equal parts maple syrup, dijon mustard, and brown sugar in a small mixing bowl, then brush the mixture over one side of the bacon.

Back in the pan with the browned rashers, cook for another 2 minutes, glaze-side down, over medium heat, until the glaze has set. Rep the same motion on the other side. Pour the glaze over the top and flip the pan 5-10 times more until a beautiful caramel crisp forms on the bottom. Serve as soon as possible.

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In this brief study, we answered the question, “how do restaurants cook bacon?” and shared some cooking techniques.