A pizza recipe calls for simmering bacon in water for 2 minutes before putting on top of pizza to be cooked in oven. What is the purpose?
One possible purpose is simmering bacon in the water would pull the fat out of it. It would be more like bacon bits. My nephew the chef posted this recipe for bacon bits from real bacon a while back.
Thank you that makes perfect sense
I agree it is to defeat the bacon. If you don't your pizza would extremely greasy. Think about how much bacon fat is rendered out when you cook bacon. That would now be on your pizza top
Degrease the bacon
It did just that! Thank you!
It's also to cut the salt and sugar in the bacon. The sugar can burn under the high heat used in baking a pizza.
Thanks for your help and input!