So recently I was thinking about what other non-standard uses I could put my laser up to, that got me thinking about what food related things I could do, and bacon came to mind. Other then being awesome in general, bacon is a thin meat that might be ideal for cooking with a laser.
So what was it like? The bacon cooked well on the top layer, so well that it was slightly charred. After cooking the bacon was thinner after two passes, but didn’t shrink in width like it does with you cook on a pan. It’s possible that some of the top layer of meat was vaporized, but I assume mostly it was cooked.
After two passes I stopped it, the top was already slightly charred, I think if I went any further it would have been mostly charcoal. Maybe a longer cook at a lower setting would make better bacon.
I did try it after the process, it was charred on top, undercooked on the bottom, but still tasted like bacon. I did get a mild upset stomach after, but that was probably psychological.
What other foods might I try? Cut chocolate, marshmallows, peeps? Post your ideas.
Later on I tried sugar in another experament: Rapid Prototyping with Sugar and Lasers