6 Important Things You Should Know About Bacon

6 Important Things You Should Know About Bacon

Faith Durand
Mar 15, 2015
(Image credit: Lisovskaya Natalia/Shutterstock)

It's Sunday morning, which means it's time for bacon. If you're craving a salty, crispy slice this morning, take a spin through our six essentials of bacon, from the weird tip for cooking it on the stovetop, to the best way to freeze it for later.

1. The best way to cook bacon? The oven!

Why? You can make a lot of it at once, and it's hands-off — no flipping, no turning.

Learn How: How To Make Perfect Bacon in the Oven

2. If you do make bacon on the stovetop, use this trick.

If you just want a slice or two, cook it quickly in a skillet, but make sure you add a little water first. If that sounds weird, just read our tip — it works!

See the Tip: Weird Tip That Really Works: For Perfect Bacon, Add a Little Water to the Pan

3. In a rush? It's OK — you can cook it in the microwave.

But if the oven and the stovetop aren't quite quick enough for your morning, why yes, the microwave is actually a very good way to cook bacon — especially if you like it ultra-crispy.

Learn How: How To Cook Bacon in the Microwave

4. Cook more bacon — it's good for your pans.

But if you do have time to cook it in a pan, keep doing that — it's really good for your pans, from cast iron skillets to woks.

Read More: For Healthy Wok Cooking, Start with Bacon

5. Save your bacon fat ... and put it on popcorn.

Don't throw out that bacon fat. Save it and add a little smoky goodness to your popcorn.

Get the Recipe: How To Make Bacon-Fat Popcorn

6. Won't use it all? Freeze it.

Bacon should be used after just a few days — unless it's frozen. Freeze bacon in individual slices for easy thawing and quick cooking.

Learn How: How To Freeze Bacon for Easy Cooking Later

What are your best tips and advice for the very best bite of bacon?

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