Wondering how to cook bacon on a stove? Bacon is a delicious breakfast staple, but it can be tough to cook perfectly. Have you ever wanted to learn how to cook it on a stove? Follow these simple tips to cook bacon on the stove and get perfectly crisp results every time.
Steps Involved In Cooking Bacon In Stove
Step 1: Slice bacon into desired thickness and bring to boil
- Place bacon in a skillet and add water to cover half of the bacon slices; less if you’re using extra-large pieces or thicker cuts.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until desired doneness; 2–5 minutes for crispy side-strips (and longer if you want it softer); or 9–10 minutes for soft belly strips (and longer if you want them crispier).
- Remove from heat, drain excess fat using a strainer or paper towel, and serve warm with your favorite dishes!
Step 2: Pan fry on stove
- Put bacon in a pan
- Put the pan on the stove
- Turn the stove on, and wait until it’s done cooking
Step 3: Cook and stir around
- Once you’ve flipped the bacon over, cook it until browned on both sides (about 5 minutes total). Use tongs or a spatula to stir the bacon around in the pan to prevent burning.
Step 4: Soak up excess grease with paper towels
- Once the bacon is brown and crispy, remove it from the pan and set aside on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any excess grease. You can hold it in the fridge for later or refrigerate immediately until you are ready to eat it.
Serve warm and enjoy! If you’re making BLTs, this is when you can remove the bacon from the pan and drain it on paper towels before assembling your sandwiches with lettuce and tomato slices.
Our Favorite Bacon Recipes
- Spinach, bacon & Roquefort tart
It’s simple, healthy and sure to keep you warm deep into the colder months. Quick and easy to prepare, this comforting party-worthy recipe is ideal for those short on time or resources. Not only that, it can feed a crowd! Although it’s a recipe best served warm, this hearty eye-opening pastry-based dish can be made ahead and reheated while guests are enjoying their drinks at home. Be warned: once you have tasted the flaky crust atop creamy succulent spinach and bacony deliciousness of this tarte au saumon fumé with crème fraîche et son jaune d’oeuf , you won’t want to share it with anyone else.
- Egg-in-the-hole bacon sandwich
Make egg-in-the-hole for a twist on the classic bacon sandwich. Using bacon cooked on stove, you’ll make it extra crispy and tasty on the outside, with a soft runny yolk for those who like that extra touch of decadence! Make use of special dough for this recipe because its texture really is so satisfying, making this style of meal even more hedonistic than most!
- Leek & butter bean soup with bacon
This silky leek and butter bean soup is the perfect winter warmer. Featuring a whole host of textural elements to break up the smoothness, it combines different flavor profiles – saltiness, crunchiness and richness – without compromising on taste. Toasted hazelnuts, crispy kale, and salty bacon will get a lot of mouths watering for their next spoonful. This hearty yet light soup makes the perfect winter warmer as it’s so easy to make and only takes 30 minutes to whip up!
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