How to Get Perfectly Cooked Bacon for National Bacon Day

The Secret is Out, Here’s How You Get Perfectly Cooked Bacon

What’s better than bacon? We can’t think of a single thing. Well, maybe more bacon.

If you love bacon as much as we do, you know that finding the perfect cooking technique can make or break your strips. Our chefs have put their heads and spatulas together to determine the best way to cook your favorite savory add-on. Here’s how you get perfectly cooked bacon every time.

Step 1: Get Your Pan Hot

How to Get Perfectly Cooked Bacon

You want to get your pan super hot before adding bacon to it. Heat a large sauté pan with two teaspoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Let the oil reach a thin liquid state and swirl it around the pan.

Step 2: Add the Bacon

How to Get Perfectly Cooked Bacon

Strip by strip, add the bacon to the pan. The trick to getting the bacon super crispy is to keep the heat high and let them cook on each side for five minutes. As much as you want to keep flipping back and forth, let those suckers stay attached to the pan.

Step 3: Don’t Walk Away

As much as you want to walk away or go do something else, it’s important that you keep an eye on these strips. If your oil burned off a little too quickly, they can stick to the pan. Nudging them around so they stay heated, but not stuck will help you get that drool-worthy crispy coating we all love so much.

Step 4: Serve Direct from the Pan

How to Get Perfectly Cooked Bacon

Bacon is best served piping hot. Transfer your perfectly cooked bacon strips from the pan to your plate and dig in. You won’t have to wait until National Bacon Day to create this delicious treat.

4 Ways to Make Every Day National Bacon Day

1. Amaretto French Toast and Candied Bacon 

Amaretto French Toast and Candied Bacon

Purewow has created this breakfast classic that has become a customer favorite. Waking up to the smell of perfectly cooked, candied bacon, fluffy amaretto French toast, and fresh berries will take your morning from blah to blissful. Try this delicious creation today.

Try it: Amaretto French Toast and Candied Bacon

2. Bacon Wrapped Fillet

Bacon Wrapped Fillet

Yes, you did read that right. Bacon. Wrapped. Steak. Oh, and it get’s better. There’s a hint of blue cheese in there too. Atkins has created this best-seller with every carnivore in mind. Wrap a lean, petit fillet in juicy, salty bacon and you’ve created a seriously delicious combination. This savory-heavy dish is complimented with a light and zesty salad and a melt-in-your-mouth blue cheese butter sauce that you’ll crave time and time again.

Try it: Bacon Wrapped Filet

3. Bacon Cheeseburger

Bacon Cheeseburger

Here’s another meat-on-meat creation. The Bacon Cheeseburger from Coca-Cola’s Refreshing Meal Inspirations is packed with salty, crispy bacon that pairs perfectly with the sweet maple-onion confit for just the right finish. Pair it with the subtle sweetness found in Coca-Cola Life® for a well-rounded National Bacon Day dinner everyone will love.

Try it: Bacon Cheeseburger

4. Beef Fillet with Bacon Jam

Beef Fillet with Bacon Jam

Bacon jam? Our signature Beef Fillet with Bacon Jam will change your life. You’ll use bacon in a whole new way to create a tangy sauce that will trump all others. Try it for yourself tonight.

Try it: Beef Filet with Bacon Jam

Want More Bacon?

Of course you do! Shop our Bacon Before Everything collection to see all of our delicious bacon-heavy meal kits now!