How long should I cook bacon? I keep burning mine!


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Danae Hitch Profile
Danae Hitch answered

When I cook bacon, I keep the heat low so it doesn't burn. Many folks like to use the oven, but I want to keep a constant eye on it, so I use a skillet and keep the heat low.

Taylor Brookes Profile
Taylor Brookes answered

Just stop cooking it before it burns...

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crow robot
crow robot commented
Good point
Chocolatey  Goodness
Have you ever cooked bacon? With all the grease, it's hard to tell when the meaty part is cooked or not! I like all my meat cooked fully so that there is no question of bacteria, but right when I think it is just right, I take it out of the pan, lay it on paper towels, and when the grease settles, it looks much more burnt than it did a few minutes before! :/ If you try it, you'll know what I mean!
Taylor Brookes
Taylor Brookes commented
It might interest you to know that I have actually cooked bacon before. All I was saying is that you should just cook it for a little less time than you currently do.
Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

Ogden Nash's recipe for cooking perfect toast can also be applied to cooking perfect bacon. He wrote, "cook it till it burns and then twenty seconds less."

I rarely cook bacon but don't have trouble with it burning. Chuck it in a pan (without oil, it'll produce its own fat) medium to low heat, keep turning it so that it doesn't stick to the pan. Mmmm. I can taste it as I type. >:-)

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Chocolatey  Goodness
Thanks Didgeri! I did have the idea that maybe I should keep a closer eye on it and turn it more often and it seemed to work! Much better than last time, anyway. :P

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