Check out how easy it is to make perfectly cooked bacon every time with a Sous Vide machine. Set temperature to 147 degrees Fahrenheit or 64 degrees Celsius, and let it cook for 8-36 hours. Once it is removed simply fry for a few minutes to crisp up and voila Sous Vide Bacon.
I was skeptical of the idea of sous vide bacon. I generally prefer my bacon cooked completely crisp and almost burnt, rather than trying to get bacon that’s crisp and moist at the same time. But bacon cooked sous vide overnight is the first I’ve ever tasted that delivers on that moist-and-crisp promise that has changed my mind. It’s crispy on the exterior as you bite into it, but it quite literally melts in your mouth, like the finest duck confit or confit pork belly, as you chew. Here’s how to make it.
So, how do you do it? I started with a thick hickory smoked bacon from my local supermarket butcher that tends to be a bit on the stringy side regardless of cooking method. Using the sous vide cooker completely eliminated this and turned the bacon into something akin to a slow-roasted pork belly that would cost an arm and a leg, but in ever so crispy yet tender strips. For me, this is the perfect balance for the world’s best food. I’m now in love with Sous Vide Bacon.
There is an age old debate on how people like their bacon cooked. I recall a recent article on a great website wherein a married couple debated the correct texture for bacon, well done like I used to prefer is limp with just a hint of doneness. My guess is that after trying this method, they may finally be able to agree that cooking bacon sous vide is the best way to go.
Cooking Bacon all night long with sous vide
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January 24, 2019 by Sarah
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Sous vide bacon is cooked overnight and up to 24 hours and will give you the best bacon you have ever eaten. Cooking bacon with the sous vide method will allow the bacon maintain all the flavor, meatiness and juiciness that we love in bacon. New to sous vide? I explain in simple terms everything I know about sous vide cooking.
I could use this bacon in my deep dish quiche or in bacon cheddar breakfast cups, or before you crips the bacon wrap it around tots and make bacon tater top bombs.
Sous vide loosely translates to ‘under vacum’. Sous vide bacon is bacon that has been cooked in a bag under the vacum of a precision temperature controlled water bath. The extended time and precise temperature of the sous vide makes the best tasting bacon. Sous vide bacon is meaty, juicy, flavorful and tender.
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