Strips of bacon on a white plate
A Simple Tip To Prevent Curled Bacon? Start It In A Cold Skillet
Bacon enthusiasts get annoyed when slices curl as they cook, resulting in uneven cooking. Thankfully, this can be avoided with one simple trick: start bacon in a cold skillet.
By placing bacon strips on a cold skillet and heating it, you allow fat in the bacon strips to render out slowly and evenly to prevent curling that would occur using a hot skillet.
As the skillet heats, the bacon fat melts uniformly to create a self-lubricating environment. This preserves their shape and cooks them evenly for a consistent, crispy texture.
To execute this method, place the bacon strips onto a cold skillet, ensuring they don’t overlap. Start your stove on a low to medium setting to heat the pan gradually.
As the pan heats, the bacon will sizzle and the fat will start to render out. Let the bacon cook, turning the strips occasionally, until they reach the desired level of crispiness.
Once ready, place the strips on a paper towel to drain any excess fat. Service immediately and enjoy your perfectly cooked crispy bacon.