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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
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juice vaporizes and being encapsulated in fat-layered bubbles unti burst –  KMC May 30 '12 at 3:54
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Crispy is the only way to eat bacon! –  ElendilTheTall May 30 '12 at 7:37

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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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