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How to Make the BEST Bacon

How to Cook the BEST Bacon

Did you ever wonder why things taste so good at restaurants? It’s because they have a few tricks up their sleeve!

I was chatting one time with one of my favorite restaurant chefs’ and he gave me the secret to the very BEST bacon! And now I am going to share it with you!

The very Best bacon

Start with good quality bacon. I like Trader Joe’s uncured bacon. I find it to be very meaty with less fat than some other brands. This bacon is cut thin, which I also like. Choose whatever bacon is your favorite.

Making the best bacon

Next, mix about 1 tablespoon of brown sugar with a pinch or two of cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Mix these simple ingredients well and sprinkle lightly over the bacon and cook.

That was the beginning and the end of how to get the applewood smoked bacon flavor you taste in restaurants. Pretty simple huh?

Putting the bacon into the oven

When I cook bacon, I like to render as much fat out of it as I can leaving behind the meaty goodness. To do this, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place bacon in a single layer on the covered pan. Then sprinkle, as explained above and placed the pan into a COLD oven set to 400 degrees until bacon is desired crispiness.

Not only will your bacon be nice and flat but it will cook to perfection, leaving the fat behind on the parchment paper for easy clean-up!

How to make the BEST bacon

That is how you make the BEST bacon, ready to be eaten or added to your favorite recipe!


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Meet Lorie Fangio

Lorie Fangio is a teaching chef and the founder of A Taste of Paris culinary excursions. She shares her extensive knowledge of French food & culture through cooking classes, regular TV appearances, local publications, and speaking engagements. She is an award-winning food & lifestyle blogger with a zest for gathering people around a table.

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