The Way to Sauté Bacon

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By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2011

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This technique could very easily have gone in the water chapter, because it takes advantage of water’s consistent low-heat capacity to begin cooking the bacon and rendering the fat. I first saw this method done when spending time in the kitchen of primo, Melissa Kelly and Price Kushner’s restaurant in Rockport, Maine. One of the chefs told me to cook the bacon by first covering it with water. It seemed almost counterintuitive, given that water leaches out f