The intoxicating scent will make you smile before you open your eyes, and you may feel like you're floating to the kitchen.
Picture the Recipe suggests rinsing bacon in cold water, patting it dry, and baking it to prevent shrinkage.
Rinsing bacon in cold water reduces shrinkage by removing some fat. Life Hacker notes that rinsing bacon can reduce its flavour and is less important than baking it.
Thankfully, laying bacon flat on a baking sheet and cooking it at 400 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes reduces shrinkage
Baking Kneads advises buying high-quality bacon if you want non-shrinking bacon.
Bacon will shrink no matter what you do, but if it tastes good, what's the harm?