Bacon can easily be considered one of the universe’s greatest gifts to humankind, but can you reheat cooked bacon?
There is something about cooked bacon’s smell that pulls everyone in the house like magic and straight into the kitchen!
There are times when your family disappoints you – leaving a bunch of bacon leftovers. Since we’re absolutely certain this isn’t because of the bacon itself, let’s assume they’re running late for work or school.
Such instances call for tough decisions. You don’t want to do away with the leftover bacon – you either reheat cooked bacon and serve it later, or use it for cooking up other delicious meals.
It’s not that we don’t trust you to make the right decision when it comes to your bacon. We’re here to provide some tips on how to reheat cooked bacon to have it tasting just as crispy and juicy as when your family abandoned it.
Reheat Cooked Bacon Using Your Stove
One of the most effective ways to reheat cooked bacon is with a skillet pan on your stove.
Although this may not be the fastest way, it will deliver hot and fresh reheated bacon – more so than if you reheat using a microwave.
To avoid using grease that’ll end up making your bacon unhealthy, use a non-stick skillet pan to reheat your cooked bacon.
- Let your skillet pan heat up on the stove
- Now move your cooked bacon on to the pan, letting it cook in its natural grease for a couple of minutes
- As with any other kind of cooking, you should now turn your bacon over to the other side and leave it to reheat for an equal amount of time
Voila! – you’ve successfully reheated cooked bacon, and it’s now ready to be served! Place the bacon on a dish that some paper towels on top to soak the excess grease.
Reheat Using Your Oven
Using your oven is another way to reheat cooked bacon, albeit one of the more time-consuming ones.
However, this method is especially useful when reheating lots of pieces of cooked bacon.
- Pre-heat your oven at 350° Fahrenheit, and flatten out some aluminum foil on top of a baking sheet
- Use a cooking spray of your preference, make sure that the spray is non-stick
- Place your bacon onto the pan in an orderly manner, avoiding overlap, so they come out consistent
- Put the pan inside the oven, and let it heat for 10-20 minutes (this time can vary, depending on how cooked the bacon was before reheating)
- To make your bacon crispier, let it reheat for a little while longer
Avoid reheating for too long! It might leave your bacon overdone or, worse, burnt!
Using Your Microwave
Alternatively, for quick results, you can simply microwave and reheat cooked bacon.
- Use a microwave-safe plate to place your bacon in the microwave after covering it up with a paper towel
- Reheat for anywhere between twenty and sixty seconds
- Remove from the microwave and place on your serving platter on top of some paper towels
Whichever way you choose to reheat cooked bacon, as long as you don’t end up burning it, you’re sure to enjoy it as fresh and crispy as you first cooked it!