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As you can see in the picture, this bacon is just about ready to be removed from the heat.

bubbly bacon

Just what are those bubbles/foam(?) on the surface of the bacon?

Note: this is fresh bacon from a butcher-- not processed or packaged-- if that makes a difference.

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Wow, you must like your bacon really crispy. – Jefromi May 30 '12 at 3:20
Haha it's not as mega-crispy as it may appear... – stevvve May 30 '12 at 3:32
juice vaporizes and being encapsulated in fat-layered bubbles unti burst – KMC May 30 '12 at 3:54
Crispy is the only way to eat bacon! – ElendilTheTall May 30 '12 at 7:37
up vote 7 down vote accepted

I'm pretty sure that's just steam and hot air bubbling in the layer of fat/grease that's all over the bacon.

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