As if Prince Harry hadn’t done enough this week by flooding our timeliness with good news and elevating Meghan Markle from “who?” to real-life princess (I know she’s gonna be a duchess, don’t @ me), he’s also brought us a trick for making extra-crispy bacon.
His Highness apparently learned the trick at Disney World — his love for America’s beauty runs deep — and, when he was just eight years old, came back to Buckingham Palace and insisted the royal chef prepare his bacon the same way.
Former royal chef Darren McGrady told Food & Wine:
Prince Harry said to me, “We had it in America at Disney World, and it’s so crispy you can snap it. You have to broil it first, and then you have to put it in some paper towels and place it in the microwave for a minute.” And I thought, yeah, OK, thank you, you little brat, teaching me how to cook. But as soon as he was gone, I tried it, and I got this amazingly crispy bacon.
And McGrady made bacon that way ever since.
While microwaving bacon is nothing new, Prince Harry’s trick of broiling it first means that most of the bacon fat cooks off before it goes into the microwave, saving you a mess (and a mound of paper towels).