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Why some recipes require you to cook bacon

Why some recipes require you to cook bacon

But why pre-cook your bacon if you plan on wrapping it around other foods? You see, it’s rare for bacon to cook at the same rate as the food you’ve paired with it. Shrimp or figs, for example, have different cooking times than crispy bacon. So to avoid overcooking foods with undercooked bacon wraps, we pre-cook.

You should prepare your precooked bacon as you would a regular oven cook. food network says all you need is a baking sheet (one with a rim), aluminum foil to line it, and a cooling rack. After you’ve covered the baking sheet with your aluminum foil, lay out your bacon. Don’t overlap your bacon on the pan. Then, according to culinary scientist Jessica Gavin, cook the egg whites in the oven until the slices are brown but still flexible (via The Mercury News). Let the bacon pieces rest on the rack until cool enough to handle.

Pre-cooking the bacon in this way allows the meat to become crispy during the second cooking cycle while your other food experiences its normal cooking time.