If you’re whipping up a batch of BLTs or bacon burgers, you’re going to need hefty portion of bacon. Here’s how to avoid soft, chewy bacon that pulls out of the sandwich on the first bite.
Photo by J. Kenji López-Alt.
To get the flattest, crispiest bacon, J. Kenji López-Alt at Serious Eats recommends you bake your bacon with two baking sheets; one on the bottom and one on top. Line the bottom baking sheet with aluminium foil and lay out a sheet of baking paper on top of it. Place the bacon strips on the paper and try to avoid overlapping. Add another sheet of baking paper on top of the bacon, then place the second baking sheet on top of that. Now bake it at 220C for about 25 to 30 minutes. Your bacon should be super flat, super crispy and ready to be placed on a sandwich or burger after a quick pat with a paper towel. This trick also works well if you want to weave your bacon first.
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