How to cook bacon and remove excess fat

How to cook bacon and remove excess fat
To prevent excess fat in a recipe using bacon, you can "blanch" it before use, leaving most of the fat in the pan with the water.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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For 200 g, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
4 min.10 min.14 min.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 2 min.
How to cook bacon and remove excess fat
To do this, put bacon in a pan and cover with cold water.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
How to cook bacon and remove excess fat
Bring to the boil on high heat.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
How to cook bacon and remove excess fat
After boiling for one minute, strain and rinse under cold water (notice all the fat disappearing with the cooking water...).

Stage 4
How to cook bacon and remove excess fat
Then use bacon as usual.
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,152 Kcal or 4,823 Kj18 gr0 gr120 gr
58 %7 %0 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
576 Kcal or 2,412 Kj9 gr0 gr60 gr
29 %3 %0 %9 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 200 g : 1.34 €

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Small pieces of baconSmall pieces of bacon: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rabbit with mustard, Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks, Langres-style spinach, Lumberjack turnovers, Bistro-style cabbage salad, ... All
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  • Only an idiot could write such bullshit!
    There is only a small part of fat in the water after blanching bacon, not enough to clog.
    Posted by jh june 18th 2018 at 07:51 n° 4
  • DO NOT POUR THE WATER WITH FAT DOWN THE DRAIN!!!!! Unless you WANT to clog your pipes and risk a sewage backup, or pay the money to have a professional come out and roto-rooter your pipes. Only an IDIOT would do something so stupid.
    Posted by Anonymous june 17th 2018 at 19:02 n° 3
  • Gave it a try - removes way too much of the flavour.
    Posted by Anonymous february 16th 2011 at 00:37 n° 2
  • Gonna give this a try!
    Posted by Anonymous february 15th 2011 at 00:15 n° 1
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