BACON IN A WOK & AFTER SCHOOL SANDWICHES
There are a lot of methods for preparing bacon that may be found on the internet. You can bake it on a wire rack, foil, parchment, or nonstick surface. Even though we live in a cast-iron skillet house, one can only have so many things because eggs and pancakes are two of the most common uses for the product.
What do you do after all other solutions have failed? Because wok metal is thin and heats up rapidly, cooking bacon in one is a cinch. If you’re looking to season new woks, wash fewer dishes (such as oily baking sheets and racks), and cut down on your use of foil and parchment paper, this is a terrific way. There’s even a drainage system built right into the wok! Bacon may be drained from the sides as the grease collects in the middle.
Above all, however, I believe that wok-cooking bacon creates the ideal balance of crisp and chewy texture.
- 6 to 8 slices of bacon (3-4 per sandwich)
- 4 slices of crusty bread
1. Heat your wok to a high temperature. Before adding the bacon, the pan should be barely smoking. The wok should be covered with a single layer of bacon strips. Adding a couple of pieces to the wok’s rim is not bad.
2. It is best to leave the bacon alone for a few minutes before moving it about. Reduce the heat if it’s getting too dark. When the fat begins to melt and crisp, the food is ready.
3. When the bacon has started to brown, use chopsticks or a spatula to flip it over. Cook it to the same level as the other side. Then, stir-fry the bacon until it is crispy and cooked to your preference using a wok spatula and high heat. This approach results in bacon that’s both crispy and chewy! Instead of using the wok spatula, flip the bacon a third time and cook it over a lower heat for a little longer if you prefer your bacon crispy all the way through.
4. When the bacon is done, push it to the side and allow gravity to do the work of draining the fat from the pan. Drain and serve on a platter.
5. Place the bread slices around the edge of the wok and heat to medium-high. Using your spatula, sprinkle little additional bacon drippings over the sandwich if you’d like it to be extra crispy and indulgent.
6. Lay three to four slices of bacon on each sandwich before assembling. Serve as soon as you can!