Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.


In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Reverse Sear with Bacon...?

KermitTheEggKermitTheEgg Posts: 35
edited June 8 in EggHead Forum
Greetings all!  I have done many reverse seared filets, but I have never done with bacon.  Usually I set the egg around 200-225 and heat the steaks till 125 and then pull and fire the egg up to around 500-600 and throw them in my cast iron skillet with garlic, butter, and rosemary.  My question is the following, if I wrap in bacon, will the bacon cook through in the above method?

Thanks, and have a great weekend!
Thank you.

Q

Comments

  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,078
    edited June 8
    With reverse sear you actually have a better chance of rendering the bacon fat so it'll crisp up better when you start your sear.  People that don't reverse sear will sometimes pre-cook their bacon in the microwave briefly  to achieve the same result. Just be sure to sear the bacon-sided edges along with the top and bottom.
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • KermitTheEggKermitTheEgg Posts: 35
    So flip them on the sides I guess as well as on the top and bottom and I should be good to go?  Wow, thank you for the quick response.
    Thank you.

    Q
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,078
    Yep, and be watchful of flare ups. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,129
    I precook bacon for our bacon wrapped jumbo chipoltle shrimp. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, Smobot, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,078
    edited June 8
    You can also reverse sear them bacon-side-down and flip occasionally. That should theoretically help render the bacon fat even more. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.