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Sous Vide Bacon

Steven Pennington
Technique to crispy bacon using a sous vide machine
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins
Course Brunch
Cuisine French | American

Suggested Equipment

1 Sous Vide Machine
1 Temperature Safe Water Tub

Ingredients
 

  • Thick Cut Bacon 1 package
  • Normal Cut Fatty Bacon 1 package

Instructions
 

  • Bacon Preparation: Use either a Food Saver machine or a large zip lock freezer bag and secure the bacon inside of the bag and seal the bag shut removing as much of the air as possible.
    Do not remove the bacon from the original air-tight sealed package, add the bacon package to a second bag and seal.
    Removing the air from freezer bags: remove the air by lowering the bag with the bacon inside into the water tub. The water pressure will force the air out of the bag. Then seal the top. Make sure to do a good job sealing.
    removing the air from the plastic bag with bacon inside
  • Sous Vide Machine Settings: Fill up the temperature-safe water tub to the fill line.
    Secure the sous vide machine to the side of the water tub, then plug it in.
    Set the temperature to 145 degrees Fahrenheit or 62.7 Celsius.
    Set timer for 8 hours.
    Sous vide machine setup with temperature set to 145 degrees Fahrenheit or 62.7 Celsius
  • Setting Up The Bacon To Be Cooked: After 8 hours, or longer, remove the bacon from the water. You are going to notice that the large majority of the fat has rendered, melted away. Looks unappetizing at this point, but do not worry, simply pour out the fat and reseal the bag.
    Then place the resealed bag on a tray and place it into the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight to chill, set up, firm up.
    Pouring away the bacon fat into a bowl
  • Cooking The Bacon: We suggest cooking the bacon either in the oven, stovetop, or air fryer.
    Stovetop: Cooking the bacon on the stovetop provides high direct heat and will cook the bacon quicker than the oven.
    Oven: The bacon turns out crispy and tender to the bite. You can make a perfect bite mark with your teeth. Which is the gold standard for perfectly cooked bacon.
    Air Fryer: Enough said, air fryer

Notes

Chef Notes:
Both the thick-cut and fatty-cut bacon turn out excellent. I was surprised how well the fatty bacon cooked up. So good!
Cooking sous vide bacon is a great time to buy high-quality bacon.
After sous viding the bacon, it is safe to eat but will have a soft texture. Using a second cooking method like the air fryer, the oven, or stovetop is suggested.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sous Vide Bacon
Serving Size
 
1 piece
Amount per Serving
Calories
59
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
1.4
g
9
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.6
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1.8
g
Cholesterol
 
11
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
154
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
54
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
0.2
g
0
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
0.3
IU
0
%
Calcium
 
0.1
mg
0
%
Iron
 
0.74
mg
4
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Sous Vide Bacon
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