Pan-Fried Bacon

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Appears in
The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

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Traditionalists like to cook their bacon strips in a frying pan. Maybe they enjoy the sounds and aromas released during this process, or they like to cook their eggs in the resulting bacon-greased pan, or maybe it’s just the way they have always seen bacon cooked. I use this method when I just need a few slices quickly.


Start with a cold frying pan and add just a few teaspoons of canola oil to get the cooking process going. Heat over medium-low heat. If you add bacon to an already hot pan, you run the risk of scorching it. I recommend using a flat pan, pr