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which way do you like to cook your bacon?

with a microwave
with an oven
with a frying pan
any

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FantasticDorf

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Re: bacon- microwave or oven?
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2017, 11:51:18 am »

How you prepare prior to cooking is as important as how and what you season it with.

Microwaved bacon tends to lose a lot of greasy water content (i would never recommend consistently eating anything out of a microwave) so pad it with kitchen roll underneath to absorb, whereas a oven can just boil (some people cover it in foil to get it heated faster or let the fat drip off into a basin below for storage because animal fat is valuable) the fat right off making it leaner.

In a pan the fat that comes off should be used to enhance the flavour with seasoning for more of a cheaty dirty but very nice treat.
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Re: bacon- microwave or oven?
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2017, 12:23:22 pm »

Quite frankly, if I am given bacon, my question is never "How was this prepared?", its "Can I have more bacon please?"

That said, I typically prepare all my bacon using a large cast iron skillet... whether its on top of the oven or in the oven depends on how I am actually fixing the bacon or what else its going with.  More often than not, I'm cooking a giant bag of bacon bits n pieces because its cheaper than buying strips and even with the fat content you get more bacon for your buck in the end, so the entire damn thing is in the cast iron on the stove and I just keep it on low and come back and stir it every now and then.

mmmm bacon....
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Re: bacon- microwave or oven?
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2017, 01:11:26 pm »

Quite frankly, if I am given bacon, my question is never "How was this prepared?", its "Can I have more bacon please?"

That said, I typically prepare all my bacon using a large cast iron skillet... whether its on top of the oven or in the oven depends on how I am actually fixing the bacon or what else its going with.  More often than not, I'm cooking a giant bag of bacon bits n pieces because its cheaper than buying strips and even with the fat content you get more bacon for your buck in the end, so the entire damn thing is in the cast iron on the stove and I just keep it on low and come back and stir it every now and then.

mmmm bacon....

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Bacon bits burger patty.

Edit* for clarity: a thin (or thick) burger patty made entirely out of minced bacon pieces.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2017, 01:13:11 pm by JimboM12 »
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Re: bacon- microwave or oven?
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2017, 01:43:47 pm »

Yeah, if for some reason you want a recipe for that I'm pretty sure there's some out there. Fair few alt-meat burgers along those lines loitering around existence.
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Re: bacon- microwave or oven?
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2017, 01:48:10 pm »

I usually use a cast iron skillet as well, although a microwave is more convenient if, for instance, I'm just making a single strip for a hamburger or something.  Bacon is one of the few meats I'd ever cook in a microwave, because the effect of microwaving (drying it out and making it crispy) is actually good.
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