Why you should always rinse bacon strips in water before cooking

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This way, your bacon strips will come out much tastier

Most people chuck their bacon strips into an ungreased pan without thinking about it. It’s super easy because the meat has grease enough of itself to bake it in. Turns out we’ve all been doing it wrong all this time! Apparently, your bacon will come out much tastier if you rinse it under water before cooking it.

This surprised us too.


Once in a while, you come across something that sounds so strange that you think you might as well give it the benefit of the doubt. This is one of those things. Rinsing bacon under water before cooking it sounds really weird, but a lot of chefs swear by it. We figure it probably won’t ruin your delicious bacon, so why not give it a try? Apparently, if you do this, your bacon will shrink a lot less.


This trick is very simple. Instead of placing the bacon strips in the frying pan right away, you briefly rinse it under running water. Then, fry the bacon like always and it’ll come out much crispier than it normally would. Another great benefit: the strips shrink a whole lot less when you rinse them under water first.

Read more: 8 cooking myths that turn out to be completely untrue

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Source: Libelle | Image: Unsplash