Millions are divided over chef’s unusual way to always get crispy bacon: ‘There’s no way this works’
Foodies Are Divided Every Time Over Chef’s VERY Unusual ‘Secret’ To Crispy Bacon: ‘There’s No Way This Works’
- A top chef shared an unusual method that ensures that bacon is perfectly crispy
- Roice Bethel was a contestant on Gordon Ramsey’s TV show ‘Next Level Chef’
- He revealed that he always cooks his bacon on a cool pan when he wants it crispy
- “The muscles of the meat cook quickly, but fat takes longer to render properly,” he said
- Water prevents the heat from getting too high and gives the meat time to spread
A top chef has shared an unusual tip that ensures his bacon is perfectly crispy every time.
Roice Bethel, from California, was a contestant on the first season of Gordon Ramsey’s reality TV show “Next Level Chef.”
“If you want perfectly crisp bacon, you have to cook it,” he said in a now viral report TikTok.
“I know that sounds like it wouldn’t work, but it does.”
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A top chef has shared an unusual tip that makes sure his bacon is perfectly crispy every time
Roice explained that to get the perfect bacon bar, you have to pay attention to the composition of the meat.
“So every strip of bacon has two parts,” he said.
“There’s the muscle, that’s the dark part — and the fat, that’s the light part.”
The professional chef then revealed that muscle cooks extremely fast, but fat takes much longer to render properly.
To remedy that problem, Roice places his bacon strips on a cool pan and pours just enough water over them to cover the meat.
Roice places his bacon strips on a cool pan and pours enough water over them to cover the meat, as it prevents the temperature from getting too high and the meat has enough time to set.
“The water prevents the temperature from getting too high, giving the meat enough time to mature,” he said.
Roice added, “And that’s how the meat and fat are cooked at the same time.”
He usually turns the bacon around until the water evaporates, after which the meat is not overcooked or burnt and the fat is displayed perfectly.
Roice usually turns the bacon around until the water evaporates, at which point the meat is not overcooked or burnt and the fat is displayed perfectly
Millions were surprised by this simple hack and couldn’t believe they had discovered this trade secret.
“I tried this trick in the morning and it was a game changer,” said one woman.
“I’ve been making my bacon like this for years — and it’s the best method I’ve ever come across.”
But others were not convinced.
“You’ve cooked the best part of the bacon… the taste!”
“If you pour water over your bacon, it won’t taste.”