Bacon Shrinkage...

15 replies [Last post]
Generic's picture
Offline
Joined:
02/24/2011

From Lifehacker... http://lifehacker.com/rinse-bacon-in-water-before-cooking-to-reduce-shrinkage-1531729163

Yes, how to reduce bacon shrinkage!

__________________

Permission to quote in whole or in part, other than usage on this forum, is entirely forbidden.

 

Offline
Joined:
10/07/2008

Okay I am going to go where no one has gone before...

American bacon, yeah you all know it is NOT the same as rashers, big bountiful meaty rashers...it is mostly fat, so..either crisp it up, or let it shrink to get the fat out of it.  I don't think I want the fat to REMAIN in the bacon.

__________________

Gluten free is never free. - Joey Bloggs

 

Highlands John's picture
Offline
Joined:
04/16/2010

Oh yes. 

I think cambs and I are talking proper bacon. wink

__________________

If you wanted hotel facilities you should have booked a hotel and paid hotel prices!!!

 

Joey Camb's picture
Offline
Joined:
04/02/2010

trick to shrinkage is check how much water is in the bacon ie check the pack - its when the water that they put in to increase the weight of the pack evaporates - we use dry cured, high quality bacon done by a local butcher with no added water = very little shrinkage

We were short once and bought from local super market - shrivelled to nothing! we nearly had to do 4 pieces to have anything on the plate!

__________________

Don't mess with me today or I will kill you!!!!

 

white pine's picture
Offline
Joined:
02/02/2010

Slight aside...have you ever baked this kind of bacon in the oven...does that work with this type?

__________________

"Only philosophers and fools try to know the unknowable" Nero Wolfe

 

Joey Camb's picture
Offline
Joined:
04/02/2010

yes you can do both types in the oven but you must do enough for everyone ie isn't a quick process - some owners here do some in advance in the oven and then if they need more you can fry quickly to make up the difference - saves on wastage

gillumhouse's picture
Offline
Joined:
05/22/2008

I do up 3 to 4 slices of bacon per person. If there is any left - the garbage disposal takes care of all leftovers. Ahemmmmm.

Silverspoon's picture
Offline
Joined:
10/16/2011

I only cook bacon in the oven. Thick, thin...either way it shrinks less and comes out crispy.

__________________

Gardens are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful" and sitting in the shade.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

 

Highlands John's picture
Offline
Joined:
04/16/2010

camberleyhotelharrogate@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

trick to shrinkage is check how much water is in the bacon ie check the pack - its when the water that they put in to increase the weight of the pack evaporates - we use dry cured, high quality bacon done by a local butcher with no added water = very little shrinkage

Agree

camberleyhotelharrogate@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

We were short once and bought from local super market - shrivelled to nothing! we nearly had to do 4 pieces to have anything on the plate!

Been there, done that. Also the standard supermarket bacon is so thin, it's like tissue paper.

Joey Camb's picture
Offline
Joined:
04/02/2010

and it was ruddy Marks and Spencer ! - for the USA citezens its a top end supermarket which really goes on and on about its food!

Madeleine's picture
Offline
Joined:
09/29/2011

Hey, is marks and Spencer the same thing as marks and sparks?

__________________

Everyday, for good or ill, we intersect with some else's story and become a part of it.

 

Highlands John's picture
Offline
Joined:
04/16/2010

Madeleine wrote:

Hey, is marks and Spencer the same thing as marks and sparks?

Yes, Marks & Sparks is just a colloquialism.

Madeleine's picture
Offline
Joined:
09/29/2011

Ta much!

white pine's picture
Offline
Joined:
02/02/2010

The real shrinkage is that the 16oz pack is now 12 oz!

Madeleine's picture
Offline
Joined:
09/29/2011

Didn't work here.

gillumhouse's picture
Offline
Joined:
05/22/2008

Will try the rinse Monday. I always do my bacon in the oven - I do not have to pay attention to it every second and no splatters. Plus I can do all I need at one time. I line a lipped cookie sheet with heavy duty foil and that make the clean-up so much easier for DH

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.