Crispy Steam-Roasted Bacon

Louiie Victa
Louiie Victa
August 31, 2023
No matter how you cook your bacon, adding a bit of water water during cooking helps it achive a crisp-yet-tender bite that melts in your mouth. But doing this on the stovetop can make for a splattery mess, so we like to turn to the Anova Precision Oven. Using steam-roast settings — a relatively warm oven with continuous steam — speeds up the fat rendering process so that it can spend more time crisping in its own fat. A second dry cook stage ensures even browning and crispiness. Notes: Exact crisping times will likely vary by brand. Keep an eye on your bacon and adjust the second stage timing as needed. You can also cook more bacon than written in the recipe. Use two baking sheets; you may need to add additional time to the second cook stage.
Serves
4
Prep Time
00:10
Cook Time
00:20
Crispy Steam-Roasted Bacon
4.31 (31)
87395
Ingredients
6 strips
bacon
Steps

1. Preheat the Oven

Rack
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 350°F
Heat: Rear

2. Transfer to Pan

Line a rimmed sheet pan with foil or parchment paper for easy clean-up. Place the bacon in an even layer, without overlapping, on the pan.
Transfer to Pan

3. Steam Cook

Rack
Transfer to the oven, placing bacon on the middle rack (position 3) if cooking a single batch, or on positions 2 and 4 if cooking multiple batches (see note). Cook at full steam for 10 minutes.
Steam Cook
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 350°F
Heat: Rear
00:10 Timer

4. Let Oven Adjust for Crisping

Rack
Let the bacon cook until it is crisp, 10 to 12 minutes (see note).
Let Oven Adjust for Crisping
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: Off
Temp: 375°F
Heat: Rear
00:10 Timer

5. Pat Dry

Carefully transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool.
Pat Dry

6. Serve

Transfer to a platter, serve, and enjoy!
Serve
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