Food - Drink
Why Bacon Tastes So Much Better At Diners Than At Home
A plate of sizzling bacon is perfect for a breakfast at home, but what if you could cook up delicious diner-style bacon in your own kitchen? The difference between at-home and restaurant-style bacon starts at the buying step: go to a specialty deli or butcher shop to buy fresher bacon at your perfect preferred thickness.
Once you’re ready to make bacon, par-cooking it in the oven is the way to go, since it's the method used in many diner and restaurant kitchens. Once your bacon is cooked through, layer the slices on paper towels to absorb the fat and refrigerate; after that, all you have to do is re-heat it on the stovetop to your desired level of crispiness.
There are other diner-style cooking methods to try as well. Former diner owner Vicky Limberis recommends pre-cooking bacon on a rack over a sheet pan to drain away any excess fat, while John Koutsouris, owner of The Greeks diner in New Jersey, confits and grills his bacon and saves the grease for other kitchen uses.