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Crispy bacon

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • 6-8 rashers

Learn how to make the crispiest bacon for classic BLT sandwiches, pancakes or salads.  Launch the step-by-step to see a visual guide

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: Per serving (3)
NutrientUnit
kcal134
fat11g
saturates4g
carbs0g
sugars0g
fibre0g
protein9g
salt1.7g
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Ingredients

  • 6-8 rashers streaky bacon

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the bacon in a non-stick frying pan in a single layer. Top with another heavy pan or frying pan that fits snugly into the pan on top of the bacon. If it’s not very heavy, top with another pan, or anything heatproof and weighty.

  • STEP 2

    Fry on a medium-low heat for 10-15 mins until golden and super-crispy. Check the bacon halfway through cooking – increase the heat slightly if there’s lots of liquid in the pan, and flip the bacon over. Keep cooking until the bacon is uniformly golden and crisp.

  • STEP 3

    Drain on kitchen paper before adding to sandwiches or crumbling over salads or soups.

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Recipe from May 2020, May 2020

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Rating: 3 out of 5.2 ratings
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