6 Ways to Tell If Bacon Is Undercooked

Eating undercooked bacon can harbor harmful bacteria that can lead to foodborne illnesses.

It may not be safe  due to the risk of parasites or trichinosis  if the bacon is not properly cooked

These signs will help you to determine if you really should be worried!

COLOR Light grayish-pink and creamy off-white bacon is undecooked. Cooked bacon is brown, red, and golden!

BACON FOND Well-cooked bacon is likely to have some fond from the rendered fat caramelizing on it.

SHAPE Shrinking and puffing are sure-fire signs that your bacon is cooking well.  If it didn't shrink it's likely not cooked