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How do you like your bacon?

How do you like your bacon - chewy, crispy, combo? I love bacon when you get both the slightly crispy but also chewy bits - usually I cook it until 1/2 of the slice is crisp and the other more fatty half is slighty crispy but still chewy and delicious, but my SO loves crispy almost burned bacon It makes for entertaining bacon wars. Whenever I make a dish with bacon, even though he has very minimal skill whatsoever in the kitchen and mostly enters it to grab a cold beer, he demands to make the bacon because I always "undercook it."

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  1. Crispy. Not burnt, but crispy. Flabby fat, even on bacon, repulses me. You and I could not happily share bacon :)

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    1. re: CanadaGirl

      Oh it's definitely not in the flabby state, but close, but at least moderately curled :)

      1. re: fldhkybnva

        Nope. In my meat-fat world, anything short of crispy = flabby :)

    2. Depends on what it is for but if it is just for eating in slices, I would say crispy with a touch of chewiness. But my real favourite is brushing slices with maple syrup and baking in the oven. Oh, my!

      1. Cook it 'til it "breaks"....extra crispy but not burned.

          1. Just this side of burnt aka extra crispy. YUMMM!