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You’ll Never Believe How We Make Perfect Bacon

In the test kitchen, we appreciate the beauty of bacon with a crispy and tender bite, rather than its being burned to a crisp. What innovative method ensures this perfect texture? We cook the bacon in water in a skillet.

Why? The addition of water keeps the initial cooking temperature low and gentle, so the meat retains its moisture and stays tender. By the time the water reaches its boiling point (212 degrees), the bacon fat is almost completely rendered, so you’re also much less likely to burn the meat while waiting for the fat to cook off.

Place the bacon (in strips or cut into pieces) and just enough water to cover it in a skillet over high heat. When the water reaches a boil, lower the heat to medium. Once all of the water has simmered away, turn down the heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the bacon is crisp and well browned. This way, the meat plumps up as it cooks instead of shriveling, leaving the bacon pleasantly crisp, not tough or brittle.

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We jazzed up our High-Rise Herb Biscuits by combining 3 unexpected cheeses and a handful of dill. All that’s missing is a fresh slather of butter. 
We jazzed up our High-Rise Herb Biscuits by combining 3 unexpected cheeses and a handful of dill. All that’s missing is a fresh slather of butter. 

We jazzed up our High-Rise Herb Biscuits by combining 3 unexpected cheeses and a handful of dill. All that’s missing is a fresh slather of butter. 

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Rise-and-Shine Day 4, Wondering why diners seem to be the only spot for perfectly crispy and buttery home fries? We thought it might have something to do with the professional-grade griddle, but instead, we found that the real secret for replicating diner-worthy spuds at home is all in the pre-cook prep. We sped things up (without boiling water) with the help of our time-saving microwave. Voilà! Potatoes worth worth waking up for. Short-Order Home Fries. Find 200+ Recipes Like This in The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook:http://amzn.to/RWy8sH
Rise-and-Shine Day 4, Wondering why diners seem to be the only spot for perfectly crispy and buttery home fries? We thought it might have something to do with the professional-grade griddle, but instead, we found that the real secret for replicating diner-worthy spuds at home is all in the pre-cook prep. We sped things up (without boiling water) with the help of our time-saving microwave. Voilà! Potatoes worth worth waking up for. Short-Order Home Fries. Find 200+ Recipes Like This in The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook:http://amzn.to/RWy8sH

Rise-and-Shine Day 4, Wondering why diners seem to be the only spot for perfectly crispy and buttery home fries? We thought it might have something to do with the professional-grade griddle, but instead, we found that the real secret for replicating diner-worthy spuds at home is all in the pre-cook prep. We sped things up (without boiling water) with the help of our time-saving microwave. Voilà! Potatoes worth worth waking up for. 

Short-Order Home Fries. 

Find 200+ Recipes Like This in The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook:http://amzn.to/RWy8sH

Rise-and-Shine Week, Day 2: Everyone loves a tall, fluffy diner-style omelet. For this heavenly breakfast, we ditched the whisk for an electric mixer, which produced light, airy eggs. And with smoky sausage and sweet pepper filling, we think this protein-packed breakfast is the perfect way to start your morning—all from the comfort of your own pajamas. What are your favorite omelet fillings?Fluffy Diner-Style Cheese Omelet with Sausage and Pepper Filling Recipe.Find 200+ Recipes Like This in The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook. 
Rise-and-Shine Week, Day 2: Everyone loves a tall, fluffy diner-style omelet. For this heavenly breakfast, we ditched the whisk for an electric mixer, which produced light, airy eggs. And with smoky sausage and sweet pepper filling, we think this protein-packed breakfast is the perfect way to start your morning—all from the comfort of your own pajamas. What are your favorite omelet fillings?Fluffy Diner-Style Cheese Omelet with Sausage and Pepper Filling Recipe.Find 200+ Recipes Like This in The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook. 

Rise-and-Shine Week, Day 2: Everyone loves a tall, fluffy diner-style omelet. For this heavenly breakfast, we ditched the whisk for an electric mixer, which produced light, airy eggs. And with smoky sausage and sweet pepper filling, we think this protein-packed breakfast is the perfect way to start your morning—all from the comfort of your own pajamas. What are your favorite omelet fillings?

Fluffy Diner-Style Cheese Omelet with Sausage and Pepper Filling Recipe.

Find 200+ Recipes Like This in The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook.