Just The Tip: How To Cook Perfect Bacon

May 22, 2015 |

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Every once in a while you’re taught to do something really, truly amazing and it changes your life forever. The effect on your existence is so profound that you can’t even fathom how you survived before acquiring said skill, and you feel the need to share your knowledge with everyone you know (and on the internet).

For me, such earth-shattering life lessons included learning how to:

    1. Burp the alphabet. (I haven’t done it in at least a decade, but I’ll always be proud of that skill. Thanks, Dad.)
    2. Macarena.
    3. Do “tousled waves.” (God bless the curling wand.)
    4. Make rosé sangria.
    5. Curl my eyelashes. (GAMECHANGER.)
    6. Human pretzel.
    7. Faux-tisserie a chicken.
    8. Flip my roommate when he’s death snoring. (If you shove your forearm right under someone’s rib cage, they roll right over. Magic!)
    9. Whip up my own buttermilk in 10 minutes.
    10. Make perfect, crispy bacon every single time.

While you may not be interested in acquiring all of the aforementioned life skills (whatever), the ability to cook perfect bacon is an absolute necessity. And that, friends, is exactly what I’m teaching you to do in today’s episode of Just The Tip. If you’re not already familiar with the oven method, stop everything you’re doing and watch this video immediately. Enlightenment is just a click away…

And lest you need a little bacon inspo, I’ve rounded up my favorite recipes featuring everyone’s favorite pork product below. I even threw in some photos because it’s Friday, and you may be bored at work/in a car/at the airport.

Domesticate ME!’s Dankest Bacon Recipes:

12-Foolproof-Fourth-of-July-Recipes-Chipotle -Mac-and-Cheese-with-BaconChipotle Mac and Cheese with BaconThe perfect side for this weekend’s barbecue adventures.

peanut-butter-and-bacon-stuffed-french-toast-with-caramelized-bananasPeanut Butter and Bacon French Toast with Caramelized BananasIt’s a holiday weekend. Treat yo’ self.

Brie-and-Candied-Bacon-Grilled-Cheese-Bites-6 (1 of 1)Brie and Candied Bacon Grilled Cheese BitesBacon-y finger food always goes over well.

Mexican-Street-Corn-Salad-with-Bacon-Chiles-and-Cheese-7Charred Corn with Bacon, Chiles and CheeseI like to call this “Mexican Street Corn Salad.” It’s a fiesta.

Bacon-and-smoked-cheddar-stuffed-cheeseburger-sliders-with-jalapeno-relish-3Bacon and Smoked Cheddar Stuffed Cheeseburger Sliders with Jalapeño RelishLogan really like these.

nutella-and-bacon-stuffed-french-toastNutella and Bacon Stuffed French Toast. Don’t be scared.

Avocado-Toast-with-Spicy-Maple-Bacon-and-EggsAvocado Toast with Spicy Maple Bacon and Scrambled EggsBe still my bacon-loving heart. Still the best avocado toast I’ve ever made.

Happy almost Memorial Day weekend, peeps! If you need more internet distractions, watch this video (warning: it may make you love the Biebs) and download this playlist. You’re very welcome.

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  1. Melissa Cantrell on May 22, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Bacon is one of those guilty pleasures that everyone should partake.

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