cooking bacon

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    Jul 20, 2013 4:35 AM GMT
    I used to cook bacon in the microwave, on a special dish for bacon; it had ridges so the fat could drain away. I read about a better way. What's nice about this way is that you can freeze your bacon and cook it this way even when it's frozen.

    You take the bacon and put it in a frying pan and pour water over it. Maybe to a depth of about 1/4 inch over the bacon. Turn the stove on high and boil the water. If the bacon is frozen you'll need to frequently turn the block of frozen bacon strips until they come apart, then spread them out in the pan. When the water boils away it'll start sizzling so then turn the stove down to a gentle simmer and cook it normally. No more underdone or uncooked parts. And it stays much more flat.

    Before freezing the bacon I cut it in half so that it's half of its normal length. Then I freeze 4 slices stuck together, wrapped in plastic wrap.
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    Jul 20, 2013 6:12 AM GMT
    I once heard of cooking bacon on the barbecue, so I tried it. Big mistake, it turned into the towering inferno.
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    Jul 20, 2013 3:08 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidI once heard of cooking bacon on the barbecue, so I tried it. Big mistake, it turned into the towering inferno.


    I loled!

    ..and thought of this:

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    ..like the time I thought soaking steaks in an oil marinade would be great on the BBQ. Bill said my beard went very curly, but smelled like a burned sofa.
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    Jul 21, 2013 5:09 AM GMT
    Have you try to wrap the paper towel around the bacon and squeeze them until they are completely dry. Even then there is still some fat in there.
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    Jul 21, 2013 5:15 AM GMT
    mmm...bacon
  • CincyBOJ

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    Jul 21, 2013 5:34 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    Blakes7 saidI once heard of cooking bacon on the barbecue, so I tried it. Big mistake, it turned into the towering inferno.


    I loled!

    ..and thought of this:

    firegrill-300x237.jpg

    ..like the time I thought soaking steaks in an oil marinade would be great on the BBQ. Bill said my beard went very curly, but smelled like a burned sofa.


    LMAO!! I've done this. ONCE!
  • mybud

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    Jul 21, 2013 5:53 AM GMT
    My arm pits smell like bacon after I lift...OINK
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    Jul 21, 2013 5:58 AM GMT
    mybud saidMy arm pits smell like bacon after I lift...OINK


    Not if you use deodorant. Plenty of choices for heavenly scents.
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    Jul 21, 2013 3:52 PM GMT
    Read up, boyz: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/134/smoking-bacon
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 21, 2013 4:12 PM GMT
    After seeing bacon offered on breakfast buffets, I tend to avoid it altogether. Call me a "party poop" on the subject of bacon..LOL
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    Jul 21, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidAfter seeing bacon offered on breakfast buffets, I tend to avoid it altogether. Call me a "party poop" on the subject of bacon..LOL



    I don't eat bacon too because I'm a vegetarian icon_biggrin.gif
  • madsexy

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    Jul 21, 2013 5:14 PM GMT
    mybud saidMy arm pits smell like bacon after I lift...OINK

    I lost may train of thought with that heady proposition. What was the subject again?
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    Jul 21, 2013 7:43 PM GMT
    Another alternate method of cooking bacon is broiling in the oven. Just use a mesh rack with a pan under it to let the grease/fat drip.

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    Jul 21, 2013 9:32 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidAfter seeing bacon offered on breakfast buffets, I tend to avoid it altogether. Call me a "party poop" on the subject of bacon..LOL

    Ugh, I somewhat remember those ubiquitous applewood smoked bacon wrapped something-or-others at those hotel breakfast buffets. The first couple taste so good, then after a few you can't even look at another again.
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    Jul 21, 2013 9:42 PM GMT
    Now I want bacon.
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    Jul 22, 2013 8:21 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidRead up, boyz: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/134/smoking-bacon


    Hmm, I'm wondering what you were googling for when it came back with "smoking meat forums".
  • Mark_oh

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    Jul 23, 2013 9:31 PM GMT
    God I want bacon NOW!
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    Jul 23, 2013 9:41 PM GMT
    No way, you have to fry bacon and save the bacon grease for grease bombs.....

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    Aug 21, 2013 5:55 PM GMT
    It's been quite some time since I've had bacon, but I used to put it between 2 paper towels and microwave it for a few minutes. It came out pretty good all the time.