Bacon 101

Louiie Victa
Louiie Victa
October 14, 2021
Adding water—in the form of steam from the Anova Precision Oven—helps bacon achieve a crisp-yet-tender bite that melts in your mouth. Water helps to renders out bacon fat more efficiently so that it spends more time crisping in its own fat. The Anova Precision Oven makes this process foolproof and splatter free. Notes: Air drying the bacon overnight helps to keep it flat when cooking. You can also skip this step if you prefer. You may find you need to add a couple of extra minutes to the second cooking stage in order to reach full crispitude. Exact crisping times will likely vary by brand and bacon thickness. 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
24:10
Cook Time
00:18
Bacon 101
3.75 (8)
8975
Ingredients
12 strips
bacon
Steps

1. Air Dry (Optional)

For the best results, sandwich the bacon strips between two pieces of parchment paper. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate overnight (see note).
Air Dry (Optional)

2. Preheat Oven

When you’re ready to cook, turn on the oven.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 350°F
Heat: Rear

3. 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

4. Steam Cook

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

5. Let Oven Adjust for Crisping

As soon as this stage begins, open the oven door for 5 to 10 seconds to let out excess steam. Let the bacon cook until it is crisp, about 8 minutes (see note).
Let Oven Adjust for Crisping
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: Off
Temp: 375°F
Heat: Rear
00:08 Timer

6. Pat Dry

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

7. Serve

Transfer to a platter, serve, and enjoy!
Serve
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