Gentlemen. It’s time to talk about bacon. We’re going to talk about all the perfect ways you can cook bacon. Please try to refrain from drooling on your computer or smartphone. Have some dignity–after all, we’re about to give you the lowdown on how to make healthy bacon!
There are few things in this world that are as gratifying as waking up in the middle of the night, having an All-American hankering for bacon, and then cooking an entire pound of that rich peppered, Applewood gift from the gods. And, of course, devouring said pound of bacon at roughly 3 a.m. Gluttonous? Yes. Amazing? Also, yes!
That being said, cooking bacon is not without its drawbacks. All of them are entirely worth it as the price we pay for such scrumptious treats, but if we could minimize some of them, wouldn’t that make the joy of bacon exponentially increase? Let’s get into it: This is how you make healthy bacon!
Cook Healthy Bacon With Water
The first trick is to simply put water in your skillet. Have just enough in there to cover the bottom of the skillet or just enough to cover the bacon. Let the water boil and add your bacon. What next? Simple, it’s time for science. The boiling water effectively strips the fat off from the bacon and dries it out, voila. This leaves nothing but pure, peppered, Applewood bacon goodness, sacrificing none of the taste or texture, plus the added benefit of zero splatter! Removing the fat also has one more benefit: Less fat consumption,which means less fat on your gut. That’s right: No dad-bod here! When you strip the fat off and keep the grease to a minimum, you actually make the bacon somewhat of a healthy, protein rich treat! Can life get any better? Nope!
Nuke Your Way to Healthy Bacon
The next way to prepare bacon sans mess is by microwaving. It may not sound that appetizing, but the truth of the matter is that they have specialized trays that take the grease away, but again keep the delectable taste. The best part about this is how little cleanup you have to do and how fast it is. It’s the best of everything. First you get bacon. Second you get bacon fast. Third you have little to cleanup afterwards. And that’s not to mention the healthier part as well.
Show Your Love for Healthy Bacon
If you don’t want to buy the special trays, using paper plates and paper towels work just as well. In fact using paper plates and paper towels allows for you to do something extremely special to show that delectable bacon just how much you care. It calls for you to arrange your bacon in a heart shape, pop said bacon in the microwave for around 5-7 minutes(depending on the power of your microwave) and wait. This time is for about a half pound of bacon. The awe-inspiring awesomeness of this combination is enough to make the mouth of even the most diehard vegan start watering like Pavlov’s dogs.