How to Cook Bacon in a Wok (And Bacon Sandwiches!)
Cooking bacon in a wok is fast, easy, and yields what we think is the perfect mix of crispiness and chewiness. Make your wok bacon into a version of our after school treat, bacon sandwiches, and you'll be a happy camper!
Keyword: bacon in a wok, bacon sandwiches
6-8slicesbacon(3-4 per sandwich)
4slicescrusty bread(such as sourdough)
Heat your wok over high heat. It should be just smoking right before you add the bacon. Lay the bacon strips in a single layer across the wok. Don’t be shy about putting a few pieces along the sides of the wok.
Don’t move the bacon around for the first minute or so. If it’s getting too dark, turn the heat down slightly. The fat should start melting and crisping.
Next, using chopsticks or a spatula, flip the bacon when it’s partially browned but not fully cooked. Cook that side to the same level as the other. Next, grab your wok spatula and stir-fry the bacon with the heat on high to evenly crisp it to your liking. This is the method that yields a mix of crisp and chewy bits of bacon! If you like your bacon uniformly crispy, instead of using your wok spatula, flip the bacon a third time, and let it fry a little longer over lower heat.
Note that the grease pools in the wok, so when the bacon is done, push it to the sides and let gravity do the work of draining. Transfer to a plate when drained.
Next, with the heat on medium-high, lay the bread slices around the perimeter of the wok. You can use your spatula to drizzle over a bit more of the bacon drippings if you want a super crisp and decadent sandwich.
Assemble the sandwiches by laying 3-4 slices of bacon across each sandwich. Serve immediately!