Cooking crispy, delicious bacon is as simple as frying it in a pan.
But a new method doing the rounds online has made us question everything.
A YouTube video uploaded by America’s Test Kitchen recommends placing the bacon in a pan and covering it with water before frying.
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The reason for this is it "keeps the temperature low and gentle so the meat retains moisture and stays tender" while also rendering the fat.
Next, bring the water to the boil and lower to a medium heat. Simmer until the water has evaporated. Finally, cook the bacon until crispy.
While the video has been viewed over 15 million times, many of the commenters described the method a time-consuming way to cook a couple pieces of bacon.
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However, according to another blogger, reducing the amount of water to coat the bottom of the pan, instead of filling it, renders the fat and reduces oil from spitting - in half the time.
What do you think? Have you ever cooked bacon with water?