Bakin' Bacon

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  1. Denise Happyfeet

    Denise Happyfeet Very Well-Known Member
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    I hearya Holly, even though I have more time now, I have certain ways of doing things. And usually, the quickest I can come up with;)
     
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    I always cook a whole batch at once, too, and then eat most later. I don't freeze it, though, because it doesn't last that long, since the packages I buy are usually only 12 oz. My favorite new way to cook bacon is in my grill pan. The ridges do a great job of separating the meat from the grease. I've started saving the grease in containers, but haven't used it for anything yet.

    Most of the time, I don't even heat up the bacon. If I'm using it in a sandwich (such as my recent eggplant, tomato and bacon sandwiches), I just take it out of the refrigerator about an hour in advance, the same as I do with the other ingredients, and compile the sandwich. If I'm having it the next day or two with my morning egg, I slip a few pieces in the pan with the egg after I've flipped it over, so it just warms up slightly.
     
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  3. Denise Happyfeet

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    Hey Frank, as well as the rest of you. Have you seen this cool thing?? You can do this while the bacon is cooking;)

    Be sure to have the sound up as the catchy, lil tune really is necessary to get it right:
     
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    LOL...I saw that vid before denise...really cool.... someone...mighta been you posted it elsewhere ...you know that would be a great way to store egg yolks all at once in the fridge..
     
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    I've seen those pans Karen! I would like to get one for bacon. I have a neat "cast iron" bacon squasher (I don't know what they are actually called) and you just sit it on top of the bacon. Although it makes a nice, flat piece of bacon, I still have to deal with the grease;)
     
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    Ha ha, cool! Who woulda thunk it?:)
     
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    Yep, I was amazed the first time I saw it. I wished my mind could come up with such cool ideas;) One thing I do with the grease in the pan of bacon, is soak it up with a paper-towel nowadays. I was always trying to lift a heavy cast-iron to pour the grease into something. I just sit the paper-towel in the garbage, making sure it isn't next to the plastic liner;)
     
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    gives a whole, new meaning to "egg-sucking" don'it, oops, doughnut, oops, don't it, LOL!
     
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    @Denise Happyfeet I believe they're called bacon presses. I don't use them for bacon, but have used them in the past for making grilled cheese and other grilled sandwiches. I love the smashed grilled cheeses like we'd have when I was a child, and those make them just right. I don't have one right now, but I've been meaning to buy one.
     
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    Hahaha...I was laughing so much I was nearly choking... [​IMG]



    All this talk of Bacon has made me hungry...I'm off to cook some...and I always do the same thing as you..pat it dry with paper towels...I always dry fry it as well... be back when I've had my bacon fix.. :D
     
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    that's a great idea @Diane Lane, I'll have to try that;)
     
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    I'm cooking as we speak, LOL! I also want to start a new thread called "kitchen disasters". Get ready, set, gooooo!!
     
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    There is no wrong way to make bacon.;)
     
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    If you are out of parchment paper, Denise, just spray some PAM on a baking sheet and that'll work but it's harder to clean up than with the paper. Also remember to use a baking pan with little sides or the fat will run off. I once started to use a cookie sheet that had no sides. I caught myself in time though. :) Now I am so hungry with this bacon talk and we haven't been shopping in awhile since we weren't home. I'm leaving in a few minutes and I bet I buy some bacon. :)
     
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  15. Holly Saunders

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    I had bacon, and blue cheese bilini's a little while ago...yummmmy... :D
     
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    Yeah, go for that big, thick stuff! Yum;)
     
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    :D Wow. Enjoying yourself much, Denise?
     
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    :rolleyes:I like it, but my Mom loves it, so I get us some veggie bacon from Morning Star and it fries up like regular bacon...never tried to oven bake them yet. It needs constant turning more than regular bacon to get it the right crispness. It doesn't splatter so like regular bacon when frying. The taste is okay, very close to regular bacon, but remember not the same taste as regular bacon. Recently there was a price increase of it from 4-5 to 5-6.19! That hurt!!! But Mom likes it so I get it for her. o_O
     
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    :)It's not for everyone. You just can't beat the taste of real bacon!
     
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    Hmmmm.......After offering my "disclaimer", here I go letting myself be "sucked-in" again!

    Sucking out the contents of an egg prepares it for scrambling very efficiently. Bacon, or no.

    Frank
     
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    Not since this a.m. Are you finally here to play with me?? I hope you brought your pole so we can do a duet;)
     
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    Long ago, my co-worker and good friend Paul Gallo called such interchange "nasty-nice". He was referring to the way Management folks lorded it over us peons in our employ.
     
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    We eat the Morning Star soy bacon sometimes at my daughter's as both their girls eat mostly vegetarian. But if they have REAL bacon in the refrig, that's what I go for!
     
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  24. Denise Happyfeet

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    I am mostly vegetarian now Linda, although I do, still eat some fish, and I have Jenni O Turkey Sausage. I do eat eggs, mayo, dairy in other words:)

    I'm with you on the substitution items, if I'm going to have bacon, I want the real thing. With this sausage I eat, it is really good, and not near as salty. That's why I don't mind eating it;) Hugs, and we'll have to chat about your trip on pm, denise
     
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  25. Texas Beth

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    I learn to put bacon in the oven from a cooking show I watched on television. And if you like the taste of maple bacon, simply place a little maple syrup on the bacon before placing them in the over. Oh my, but this tastes so good!
     
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