bacon rinsed in water

Rinsing Bacon in Water is Bullshit

Lifehacker told me to rinse my bacon in water to reduce shrinkage.  Reduced shrinkage = more bacon, so I tried it.

Here’s the before and after pictures.

Before cooking water-soaked bacon

rinse bacon in water

After cooking at 365 degrees for 12 minutes

rinse bacon in water

Any difference in shrinkage wasn’t obvious.  One certainty from this experiment is that the soaked bacon sucks.  Running it through water washed the bacon right out of it.  It tasted like a lasagna noodle.

For the first time in my life, I threw away a piece of bacon.  I felt guilty all night, but kept reminding myself that it was no longer bacon… all of the bacon washed down my kitchen sink drain.

Whoever started this internet rumor is one sick bastard.

Comments 2

  1. Wyatt

    This made me laugh, thanks. I’ve come to the opinion that only half of the tips on lifehacker are actually worth remembering- the tricky part is knowing which ones work before you’ve wasted your time (or bacon) on them!

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