A chef revealed his foolproof way to get perfect crispy bacon every time.
“If you want perfectly crispy bacon you have to boil it,” said chef Roice Bethel in a TikTok video.
“I know that sounds like it wouldn’t work, but it does.”
I have explained the unlikely method works because it adds time to the cooking process, the new york post reports.
“The muscle cooks extremely quickly, the fat takes a longer time to render out,” Bethel, who has over 665,000 followers, said.
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Adding water to the pan and boiling the bacon means the temperature won’t get too high too fast.
“Once the water completely evaporates … the meat’s not overcooked or burnt and the fat has perfectly rendered so it’s nice and crispy,” the chef told viewers.
So far, the video has had 2.9 million views.
Some people in the comments section were amazed at this hack and vowed to try it for themselves.
“Tried this morning and it was a game-changer,” one person commented.
Others tried to compete with their own methods of cooking bacon.
“Baked bacon is by far the best bacon ever. Hands down,” one person said.
“Three minutes in the microwave between two sheets of paper towels will do the same thing,” wrote another.
But some commenters just didn’t like the idea at all.
“This is just training wheels for people who don’t know how to control the temperature of their bread,” one read.
“Or just make it properly,” read a second one.
This story originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission