How to Make Crispy Bacon – The Incredible Edible Egg – Breakfast for Two – You Decide – Crispy or as my Hubby prefers – Super Crispy

My husband likes super crispy bacon. If you prefer crispy bacon, here is the secret of cooking crispy bacon. I know it’s simple, but lots of people don’t know why their bacon doesn’t get crispy. So, again, here is the secret.

Bacon fryingThe bacon strips need to lie flat, so if your pan is not wide enough to accommodate full bacon strips, cut them in half. My pan is too small for a full strip of bacon to lie flat on the bottom of the skillet. If you want the entire skillet full of bacon to finish cooking at the same time, don’t line the sides of the pan with bacon strips, because the sides of the pan will not get as hot as the bottom of the skillet.

Bacon crispIf you want bacon to turn out crispy, it must be cooked slowly on low heat. At first the bacon will not seem to be cooking at all, but be patient. As soon as the fat begins to melt, start turning the strips. Turn them often. When they are nicely browned and no longer limp, they are ready to be removed from the pan. Place the finished strips on a paper towel to drain off some of the fat.

Bacon - mine - hisI line the sides of the pan, so my bacon does not all finish at the same time. My husband’s bacon must be cooked longer than mine, because he likes his super crispy. I say he likes his bacon burned. You decide. Look at the side of the paper towel with four strips. Those are my bacon strips. Look at the others. Those are my husband’s bacon strips. Mine are also crispy, but not AS crispy, or AS dark, as the others. (Click on the photo and you will see the difference better.)

Eggs FryingTime to fry the eggs. Yes, I really do it. I fry the eggs in the bacon grease. It’s not bad enough that we still eat bacon in these days of worrying about saturated fat in one’s diet, but then I cook the incredible edible eggs in bacon fat. I leave you to your own discretion. Eggs cook very well in olive oil. You see, I have this bacon grease already in the pan. It’s that simple.


Egg Bacon mine

Eggs Bacon HisBreakfast for two!

(No English muffin for me because I am allergic to wheat.)

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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11 Responses to How to Make Crispy Bacon – The Incredible Edible Egg – Breakfast for Two – You Decide – Crispy or as my Hubby prefers – Super Crispy

  1. elizabeth says:

    Thanks for sharing the secret CarolAnn. 🙂


    • You are welcome, Elizabeth. I call it a secret, but most bacon packages have the instructions on the back of the package. Still, I don’t think most people think to look there. I only recently saw that directions to cook the bacon were there. Blessings to you…


  2. Patricia says:

    When I have bacon it must be very crisp. Microwave does it just right for me. But usually I just go to Waffle House for bacon and eggs.


  3. Bonnie says:

    A lady after my own heart – I adore cooking breakfast on weekends. I’ll have to admit I would choose the crispy bacon your husband likes. Oftentimes I’ll microwave it (there’s a special bacon-microwave plate that drains the grease), but my favorite way is stovetop. This looks so delicious, Carol Ann!! 🙂


    • Thank you, Bonnie. My husband is gratified to hear that he is not alone in preferring very crisp bacon. Patricia mentioned microwaving bacon, also. I’ve never tried it. I once had a tray that was meant for that purpose, but that was in another lifetime. (I mean, it was long ago and I don’t have the same microwave.) Breakfast is my favorite meal, perhaps because it’s early in the morning and the cares of the day have not yet appeared on the horizon. Maybe I just like bacon and eggs. Blessings to you, Bonnie…


  4. No bacon, no pepperoni, no salami. Had that triple by-pass 2006 – never again !


  5. pattisj says:

    Apparently, I only like mine crisp. Looks yummy!


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