Everyone loves bacon. If you’re watching your sodium intake, you can have your bacon and eat it too.
You don’t have to avoid bacon if you know how to eliminate most of the salt from it. The easiest way to desalt bacon is to give it a few “baths.”
The Easiest Way To Desalt Bacon
There are several ways to desalt bacon, but one of the easiest ways is to place the uncooked bacon into a bowl and pour boiling water over it, making sure all of the bacon is covered, then let it sit for a full two minutes. When you’re done, drain the bowl and repeat the procedure. Only this time let it sit for just one minute. After that, drain and rinse the bacon well and pat it dry before you fry it up or use it in a separate recipe.
Now let’s look at some other ways to enjoy this delicious type of meat without extreme saltiness.
Cook the Salty Bacon on a Wire Rack
To get great bacon without a lot of salt, try baking it in the oven using a wire rack. Make sure there’s a pan underneath to catch most of the bacon grease, which will naturally fall off your bacon. This method may not remove all of the salt, but it is likely to remove most of it.
Blanch the Bacon
If your bacon is too smoky or salty for your taste, bring some water to a boil in a pan, then reduce the heat to low or medium. Put the bacon in there for a full minute, then remove the cooked bacon and place it on a paper towel to drain. After about 30 minutes, you can proceed with the recipe and cook the bacon the way you normally would.
You can also place the uncooked bacon in a bowl filled with cold water, and let the bacon soak for several hours. This method is similar to the one mentioned earlier but much slower, which is why most people prefer the boiling water method. Nevertheless, any time you soak quality bacon in water, it is naturally going to remove most of the salt.
Next, learn how to refreeze your bacon the right way.