Cooking Bacon On Blackstone Griddle

How to Cook Bacon on a Blackstone Griddle

Bacon is a delicious dish that you must have eaten once in a while or maybe daily. It is mostly eaten for breakfast but people also like it in smash burgers. I can bet that most of the time you have seen it being cooked in the kitchen. But today I will share the complete recipe about how to cook bacon on a Blackstone griddle and trust me it will make you lick your fingers. 

You are a total beginner and don’t know how to cook it on Blackstone? So there is nothing to panic about, just read this article carefully and understand it. I guarantee that when you serve this dish to your friends or family members, they will definitely ask you about this recipe.

Benefits of Cooking Bacon On Blackstone Griddle

Cooking bacon on a Blackstone griddle can enhance the overall cooking experience and result in better-quality bacon. Here are some benefits:

  • It provides a restaurant-quality cooking experience at home.
  • The Blackstone griddle’s flat surface provides consistent heat distribution to Bacons.
  • Its large, flat cooking surface allows you to cook a significant amount of bacon at once. Which is perfect for family breakfasts or weekend brunches.
  • It is very versatile and can be used to cook many different kinds of foods at once.
  • It can be a healthier option because the grease management system keeps bacon strips moist and flavorful, as well as less greasy.
  • Blackstone griddles are easy to clean.
  • Simply wipe down the griddle with a clean cloth or sponge, and it’s ready for your next use.

What you Need to Start:

  • Bacon
  • Tongs
  • Paper towels
  • Plate or cookie sheet
  • Grill Bacon press (optional)

Cooking Bacon On A Blackstone Griddle

Here’s a straightforward guide to cooking bacon on a Blackstone griddle:

Take out from fridge:

Just take the bacon out of the fridge about 20 to 25 minutes before cooking. When the bacon’s temperature meets room temperature, you can start cooking. It helps to cook faster and more evenly.

Preheat the Griddle:

Set the griddle to medium temperature (approximately 350 – 400 degrees). One thing you must keep in mind is that the temperature should never be too high otherwise your bacon will burn and lose the taste.

Tip: If you don’t have a thermometer to check the temperature, you can check it by throwing a few drops of water on the griddle. If your griddle is completely ready, the drops will start to boil, which will also make a sizzling sound.

Place the Bacon:

Place the bacon strips evenly on the griddle and make sure they are not touching each other.

Cook the Bacon:

Depending on the thickness of your bacon, it can take 4 to 5 minutes to cook each side. Obviously, if your bacon is less thin, it will take less time to cook and if it is more thin, it will take a little longer.

Use Bacon Press (Optional):

If you want to speed up the cooking process and need your bacon straight, you can use a bacon press. Simply, place it directly on the bacon and leave it on.

When the bacon is ready, remove it from the hot griddle with tongs and place it on a plate lined with paper towels. Now it’s time to eat this delicious bacon yourself or serve it to guests.

How Do You Know the Bacon is Ready to Eat?

Now this question is very interesting. How do you know when your bacon is ready to eat? I’ll give you the answer to this question in very simple words. When the white fat on the bacon becomes translucent and pink part should turn a reddish-brown color, so the bacon is completely ready to eat.

But if you like it a little extra crispy, you can cook it a little longer on a griddle. But be careful, you don’t burn your bacon in the process of over-spiciness. 

Is it better to fry or grill bacon?

The choice between frying and grilling bacon is largely a matter of personal preference. Both methods provide tasty results but offer slightly different tastes.

Frying the bacon can make it crispier, but it might not cook evenly. Blackstone flat-top griddles provide even heat distribution and make it easy to cook food without making it greasy.

I have tried both of these methods. I like both of them, but I can’t guarantee that you will also like both of them. 😁 Here I’ll suggest you must also use both of them and see which one is perfect for you.

Do you need oil on Blackstone for bacon?

While bacon has a high fat content, you shouldn’t need to add oil. The fat renders as the bacon cooks, providing natural lubrication. But you can apply a little oil where you need it.

What’s The Best Griddle Temperature For Bacon?

Now, many people make the mistake that they start cooking their bacon on high heat in the temptation of cooking it quickly, which is totally wrong. A sensible cook will never make the mistake of cooking the bacon on too high a flame. Rather, he will prepare it on medium heat which is approximately 400 degrees as we have read above. 

You’ll need to have a little extra time for this, but I guarantee your bacon will be delicious.

Why Did My Bacon Stick To My Griddle?

There are mainly three reasons for sticking your bacon on Blackstone.

  • Too high temperature of the griddle
  • Not allowing the griddle to heat sufficiently before adding the bacon
  • Blackstone is not cleaned enough

So keep the above bullet points in your mind while cooking bacon. You can use a thin oil layer to avoid sticking.

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