Cooking Bacon

by Kimberley Thompson, Tastemaker in Residence

Always start bacon in a cold cast iron skillet with a small amount of water covering the bottom of the frying pan.

  1. Cook slowly on low to medium heat.
  2. The water renders off much of the fat, and the water eliminates quite a bit of the spatter.
  3. Once the water cooks off, increase the heat to medium and finish frying to your desired crispness. 

The bacon will be tender AND crisp. Added bonus:  your bacon won't be curled up!