JUST the smell of bacon is enough to tempt anyone out of bed in the morning.

But cooking it to the right texture can take a while to perfect.

This is because we all like it done a different way.

Some like it floppy and nearly raw while others want it basically burnt to a crisp.

Luckily, we've got the secret, as Royal chef Jeff Baker reveals all.

He has made meals for the Queen as well as over three decades experience in a demanding, professional kitchen.

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Jeff told the Daily Star: "I find that the best way to cook bacon is on a medium to high heat pan with a small amount of natural fat, searing it on each side for a minute or so.

“If the bacon is properly dry cured and cut to a nice thickness, it should caramelise on the edges.

“The fat will then render without dissolving, resulting in delicious flavour."

Speaking to The Mirror, Jeff says the pork treat is best when it's crisp and it's much simpler to achieve than we think.

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The award-winning Michelin-starred cook, who has worked with some of the best in the food industry, says you need to start by getting your pan hot, rather than cooking the bacon slowly.

The strong heat should caramelize the bacon, making it crispy and giving it a stronger version of its signature flavour.

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An unpopular opinion the professional chef has is that he doesn’t think you should be adding any condiments to your bacon.

Guess a bacon sarnie with lashings of ketchup won't be on his menu anytime soon then?

Jeff, who is also an executive development chef for online butchery Farmison & Co, explained: “In my opinion, if cooked this way the bacon won’t need any sauce to enhance the taste – it’ll be perfect as it is."

Speaking of bacon, one food lover recently revealed how they made pigs in blankets in their air fryer – and the results are mouth-watering.

For foodies, Christmas usually means spending hours in the kitchen trying to make dozens of meals for your family and guests.

But what if you could whip up festive favourites in just minutes with almost no hassle? And all you needed was an air fryer?

Well, one user on TikTok has claimed to have achieved just that by preparing the ultimate pigs in blankets.

The recipe, shared by Bents Garden & Home (@bentsgardenhome), has become their favourite and we're sure it's bound to turn into a staple in your kitchen too.

The British classic requires just two ingredients – mini sausages and bacon – as well as the star of the show – air fryer.

Depending on how many guests you have, wrap slices of bacon around the sausages and load them into the kitchen appliance.

Although the social media user did not mention how long they had cooked them for, another recipe online recommends cooking them for just eight minutes at 180C.

Once the time was up, the foodie revealed what the pigs in blankets looked like – the bacon was crispy and they had a lovely, mouth-watering golden colour.

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''Air fryer pigs in blankets are one of our favourites,'' read the caption under the video.

''they look lush,'' a fellow foodie was stunned by the results.

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