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Bacon: Crunchy or Chewy?

milskimilski Poyo!Registered User regular
Do you prefer your bacon with a hearty crunch, or a melty chew?

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Bacon: Crunchy or Chewy? 101 votes

Crunchy
51%
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Chewy
26%
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Crunchlar
11%
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Larchew
9%
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    milskimilski Poyo! Registered User regular
    Chewy
    Personally, I love juicy, chewy strips of bacon on their own, and am more ambivalent when it's used as a topping.

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    DaebunzDaebunz Registered User regular
    Chewy
    This one is easy

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Chewy
    If it's full of crunch it's basically just char.

    Chewy is the only way to get flavor.

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Larchew
    I only do turkey bacon now, which is basically impossible to make crunchy, but I've always preferred my bacon to be a little of both.

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    MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    Crunchlar
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    I only do turkey bacon now, which is basically impossible to make crunchy, but I've always preferred my bacon to be a little of both.

    There are enough halal and kosher places here that we get great turkey bacon. It can be crispy. Ish.

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    BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    https://www.thekitchn.com/tip-for-perfect-bacon-add-a-little-water-to-the-pan-191595

    Highly recommend this method for cooking bacon. Reduces grease splatter, burns off the fat, and doesn't burn the bacon to a crisp.

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    LuianeLuiane Registered User regular
    I'd say it depends on what it's being cooked for. Some dishes I certainly want crunchy, but sometimes chewy is good too.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Crunchlar
    I like mine burned. But I like a lot of my foods burnt, the little bits of crunchy carbon are delicious. Bacon, cookies, broccoli, steaks, etc., burn em all

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Larchew
    I oven bake my bacon. Mine comes out at medium crispy to chewy ratio, for my wife, she prefers it exxtra crispy

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Chewy
    "Crunchy" bacon is just burnt bacon.

    Stop overcooking your bacon!

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    My mother always made bacon crunchy in that way where it feels like eating charcoal so I favor it towards the chewy side.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Crunchy
    Give me that crispy bacon

    Burn it up, I don't want any gooey strips of fat

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    Crunchy
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    "Crunchy" bacon is just burnt bacon.

    Stop overcooking your bacon!

    Nah.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Larchew
    neither?? Bacon is a meat, and meat shouldn't be crunchy or chewy. I expect it to yield easily to knife or tooth without shattering into a million pieces.

    American bacon, well, that's a garnish. I don't know how you people do.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    Crunchy
    Crunch. Crunch. Crunch!

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    astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    I have shifted from chewy as a youngster to crunchy as an old man.

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    I like it just on the edge of crunchy if im eating it by itself. I prefer a more tender strip when used as a topping.

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Chewy
    tynic wrote: »
    neither?? Bacon is a meat, and meat shouldn't be crunchy or chewy. I expect it to yield easily to knife or tooth without shattering into a million pieces.

    American bacon, well, that's a garnish. I don't know how you people do.

    listen there's room for all styles of bacon, they're all good

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Chewy
    Buncha apostates in here.

    God dang baconoclasts.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    The real poll is how do you cook your bacon? Pan, oven, air fryer?

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    Crunchy
    Pan

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    neither?? Bacon is a meat, and meat shouldn't be crunchy or chewy. I expect it to yield easily to knife or tooth without shattering into a million pieces.

    American bacon, well, that's a garnish. I don't know how you people do.

    listen there's room for all styles of bacon, they're all good

    You literally just told people to stop overcooking their bacon

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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    people here acting like i'm not here for the burn

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    Pan for the most part. Oven if I'm cooking a ton of bacon for some recipe, and the smoker for when I'm making smoked bacon cheeseburgers or Jalapeño poppers.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    No option for candied

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    Chewy
    I picked chewy but I genuinely like both equally

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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    you know what i really like when you nail just the right amount of burn? cheese. love some good burnt cheese

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    CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    edited October 2021
    Chewy
    Oven all the way. Takes longer but the end product is way better. Plus you throw since foil under the rack and never have to worry about dealing with the rendered fat

    Carpy on
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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    Chewy
    I WANT TO CHEW

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Crunchy
    not super crunchy, but on the rare occasion I'm eating bacon by itself yes gimme a bit of crunch please

    as a topping I like a bit of chew

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    Carpy wrote: »
    Oven all the way. Takes longer but the end product is way better. Plus you throw since foil under the rack and never have to worry about dealing with the rendered fat

    See I save the rendered fat for other cooking. Fat is flavor!

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    crunchier is best

    I guess I've never heard anyone say they really wanted to chew on smoked fat for a bit

    but to each their own!

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Both

    Crispy pieces and chewy pieces blending together into an orchestra of flavor on my tongue

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Carpy wrote: »
    Oven all the way. Takes longer but the end product is way better. Plus you throw since foil under the rack and never have to worry about dealing with the rendered fat

    See I save the rendered fat for other cooking. Fat is flavor!

    heck yes!

    cook up some crispy bacon and crack a few eggs right in that pan!

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    The lack of a "yes, please" option is a missed opportunity.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Chewy
    TheStig wrote: »
    The real poll is how do you cook your bacon? Pan, oven, air fryer?

    I do pan, my mother prefers oven because it gets rid of a decent amount of grease.

    I'm gonna tell her about that bacon/water thing though, it sounds like it'll work great, especially in dealing with splatter.

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    Xaquin wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Carpy wrote: »
    Oven all the way. Takes longer but the end product is way better. Plus you throw since foil under the rack and never have to worry about dealing with the rendered fat

    See I save the rendered fat for other cooking. Fat is flavor!

    heck yes!

    cook up some crispy bacon and crack a few eggs right in that pan!

    Thats what I did for my breakfast sandwich this morning! Two pieces of bacon, then cracked an egg right in there. On an english muffin with a bit of cheese and Tabasco sauce.

    Also you get fully rendered fat in a piece of bacon without making it crispy. Everything is nice and tender and not chewy. chewy is the incorrect word I think. Folks don't want a rubbery piece of bacon, they want tender.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Chewy
    Part of the reason why I do it in the pan is that I am very rarely just making bacon by itself, and using the grease to cook other items is a good way to increase flavor.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    Crunchy
    There is absolutely an ideal point where your bacon is crunchy but not burned and that is Ideal Bacon. For me bacon is best when it shatters gently into salty delicious shards in your mouth like smoked porky porcelain.

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    DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    Crunchlar
    crunch'ems crumch them up

    I want to bite into my bacon and have it cut the tender inner skins of my mouth

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