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Old 05-22-2015, 11:17 AM   #21
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You're not alone. I usually cook up 8 half slices, just enough for a BLT or even a BELT (with medium egg) plus a nice slice of Swiss cheese (I haven't figured out an acronym for including the cheese.
BELTC. Now add ham and you'll have a BELTCH!
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:21 AM   #22
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I'd been thinking of BLETCH, but it doesn't sound so appetizing, so since I always prefer Swiss as the cheese, I come up with BELTS.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:21 AM   #23
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I cook two pounds of bacon at a time because I find it more convenient. I only have to deal with the time spent and the cleanup once then If I feel like bacon on my cheeseburger, (and who doesn't) I can just take a few slices out of the freezer, nuke them and I'm ready to go. No pre-planning required.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:26 AM   #24
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That sounds like a better idea, Andy. Do you fry or bake?

If you bake, how do you do it?

I've been getting a lot of that nasty "script running" notices, so I was unable to view the video that Taxy posted.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:31 AM   #25
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That sounds like a better idea, Andy. Do you fry or bake?

If you bake, how do you do it?

I've been getting a lot of that nasty "script running" notices, so I was unable to view the video that Taxy posted.
Andy described his process earlier in the thread. I like this method.

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I just lay the bacon flat in a half sheet pan sprayed with Pam. One pound per pan. I usually do two at a time. When done, I remove the strips to paper towels and pat them with another paper towel to soak up grease. Easy peasy.

At first, I used a rack but that's way too much trouble to clean. I don't see me neatly folding foil as in the video. A waste of foil.

I let the bacon fat cool enough to handle and either add it to my bacon fat collection or pour it into the trash. Some dish soap and hot water in the pans, soak. They clean up easily with a blue scrubber sponge.

Roll up leftover bacon in a strip of paper towel and stick it in a freezer bag for freezing.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:37 AM   #26
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I foil a pan, lay bacon across a grate (it's really a baker's cooking rack, but it fits right into my sheet pan). Pop into a cold oven. Turn the oven on to 450F. It's perfectly done in 20-25 minutes.
That's just how I like it and do it! Way to go Zereh!
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Aluminum foil can be recycled with the tin cans, our recycling station here takes it.
Yeah. Aluminum foil is recyclable just like any other form of aluminum - thankfully because we use a lot of it. I almost always line a sheet pan with foil then spray with cooking spray before I bake any meats or veggies on it. I stocked up on foil at Sam's Club before we moved to the Bahamas, lived there 2 years, then brought the remainder back with us and still probably have enough to last the rest of my life. I have three of the 250 foot rolls of Reynolds Wrap, and when that runs out I have an unopened box of a big commercial kitchen roll, similar to the box of plastic wrap we use.

I'll have to try that oven method with the foil shaped over the rack.
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Thanks, GG! I missed that one. I copied, pasted and printed the instructions. Now that I've added bacon to my grocery list I'll try his method out. Sounds nice and easy.
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:33 PM   #29
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Aluminum foil can be recycled with the tin cans, our recycling station here takes it.
Not always. In my area, foil contaminated with food can't be recycled because the machinery can't clean it. http://www.earth911.com/recycling-gu...aluminum-foil/

Quote: " Do curbside recycling programs accept aluminum foil?

It depends. While aluminum foil is just as recyclable as aluminum cans, some programs arenít equipped to process foil. Aluminum foil is also likely to be contaminated with food, a no-no for recycling most materials."
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Not always. In my area, foil contaminated with food can't be recycled because the machinery can't clean it. How to Recycle Aluminum Foil - Earth911.com

Quote: " Do curbside recycling programs accept aluminum foil?

It depends. While aluminum foil is just as recyclable as aluminum cans, some programs arenít equipped to process foil. Aluminum foil is also likely to be contaminated with food, a no-no for recycling most materials."
Once again you save me the research and response.

Same in my area. Nothing contaminated with food is supposed to go in our recycling bins.
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