Who doesn’t like a piece of fresh crispy bacon? Give this cast iron bacon recipe a try, and you will find it to be a little taste of heaven!
Cooking bacon in cast iron
When you were younger, did you ever wake up in the morning to the sound of sizzling bacon coming from a cast iron skillet?
I remember those days well as a kid, and now I am doing the same for my kids.
Let me tell you, the taste of this bacon seems to take me back to the good old days spent eating this dish on the bar stool in my kitchen before I would leave for school in the morning.
Besides memories, bacon itself is legendary. I can’t think of one person who would pass on a piece of cast iron bacon. The taste is unique and has a crunchy, savory flavor that everyone just seems to love.
Why you will love this recipe
Bacon is undoubtedly popular, and those of you who love it know why. As you know, there are many different bacon recipes out there, and believe me when I say that I have tried them all.
From my research, I am here to share with you my absolute favorite way to cook it.
The simplicity of the recipes only requires a few easy steps and very little cleanup, making it the best choice for a busy household.
Make sure your cast iron skillet is well-seasoned. Prepare to be amazed by how timeless this recipe truly is.
How to cook bacon in a cast iron skillet?
I cannot keep this recipe to myself, so I must share it with you. Prepare to change the way you make bacon and learn how to cook bacon with cast iron.
Everything you need to know can be found below. So grab your apron and get cooking!
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- 1 pound of regular-cut bacon
Yep, that’s it! No oil or cooking grease is required. In fact, by the time we are done, there will be plenty of bacon grease left over to accompany our favorite eggcellent breakfast recipe for many meals to come!
Cast iron bacon recipe
Preheat your skillet. Then place the bacon carefully onto the hot skillet. Be careful of splattering.
Flip every two minutes for a total of 8 minutes or until crispy.
Remove to a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess grease.
Removing excess air helps keep the bacon fresh and crispy. Store in a ziplock bag or an airtight container for up to 4 days.
- You can follow this same recipe for turkey bacon.
- If you have thick-cut bacon, you will want to allow a few extra minutes for it to crisp up.
- If you can help it, don’t overlap bacon slices to ensure they cook evenly.
- You can transfer extra bacon grease once it’s cooled to an airtight container to use for other purposes.
Some mornings we will add crispy bacon to our English muffin omelet sandwiches for a little breakfast variety.
Yum, I am getting hungry just thinking about it!
There are many ways to use your bacon, but these, by far, are our favorites. Feel free to get creative and customize the recipe to best suit you!
Frequently asked questions
What is the best pan for cooking bacon? I personally like using a cast iron skillet. It helps cook the bacon evenly, ensuring every piece is cooked thoroughly and crispy.
How to make the bacon crispy? Don’t flip or move the bacon until it releases easily from the pan.
Is the oven or stovetop better for cooking bacon? The edges of the bacon tend to be more crispy when cooked on the stove, but the oven cooks the bacon more evenly. The cast iron skillet is a combination of both, and that is why it is the better option.
Should you preheat the skillet before adding bacon? Yes, preheating helps prevent the bacon from sticking.
I have been meaning to share this recipe for a while now. I hesitated at first because there were already so many bacon recipes out there, and I didn’t think mine would get noticed.
But I knew this recipe couldn’t stay out of the spotlight, and the content would therefore speak for itself. So if you are looking for an easy and quick bacon recipe, you’ve come to the right place.
If you loved this bacon recipe, too, make sure to comment below! I enjoy reading about everyone’s experience!
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Easy Cast Iron Bacon Recipe
- 1 pound of regular cut bacon
- Preheat your skillet
- Place the bacon carefully onto the hot skillet. Be careful of splattering
- Flip every two minutes for a total of 8 minutes or until crispy.
- Remove to a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess grease.