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Old 07-14-2013, 08:59 AM   #11
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Addie, I hope you won't mind if I piggyback here and ask a bacon question. Usually, when I buy a pound of bacon, I put the strips on a foil-lined cookie sheet and put them in the oven; then freeze separate servings for reheating. How do others do theirs? A rasher at a time in a pan? The whole kit & kaboodle like me?

I love the smell, but wish I could get it to go away the next day instead of the whole house smelling bacon-y. And of course I save the grease in the fridge.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:13 AM   #12
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Addie, I hope you won't mind if I piggyback here and ask a bacon question. Usually, when I buy a pound of bacon, I put the strips on a foil-lined cookie sheet and put them in the oven; then freeze separate servings for reheating. How do others do theirs? A rasher at a time in a pan? The whole kit & kaboodle like me?

I love the smell, but wish I could get it to go away the next day instead of the whole house smelling bacon-y. And of course I save the grease in the fridge.
I usually cook two pounds at a time. I use half sheet pans, one pound of bacon per sheet pan. Bake @ 400F until done to my liking. I do have to get in there with a couple of forks to separate the strips during cooking. I also save the fat.

I tear off a long strip of paper towel and lay the bacon slices on the towel and roll it up. That goes into a Ziplok bag for freezing. Then I just take the number of slices I need and tear off the excess paper towel so I can nuke it until warm.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:32 AM   #13
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I separate and freeze, usually 6-8 strips per. It doesn't take long to thaw and cook. And usually I then use the fresh grease for something else.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:57 AM   #14
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I usually by a 3x500g (~3x1 lb) thing of bacon at Costco. I freeze the whole packages. I'm gonna think about baking some of it first and freezing individual, cooked rashers. For those who freeze cooked bacon. Does it reheat nice and crispy?
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...For those who freeze cooked bacon. Does it reheat nice and crispy?
I reheat the frozen cooked bacon in paper towels in the microwave. Just like fresh cooked.

Our Costco sells 4x1 lb packages of bacon (Kirkland Signature brand). I toss them in the freezer and take them out to thaw and cook as needed.
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I reheat the frozen cooked bacon in paper towels in the microwave. Just like fresh cooked.

Our Costco sells 4x1 lb packages of bacon (Kirkland Signature brand). I toss them in the freezer and take them out to thaw and cook as needed.
Yeah, I think I misremembered and it's 4x500g, Kirkland brand. But is it crispy when you reheat it. I don't like soft bacon.
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Yeah, I think I misremembered and it's 4x500g, Kirkland brand. But is it crispy when you reheat it. I don't like soft bacon.

It stays the way you cook it. If you cook it crispy and reheat it in the microwave, it will come out still crispy. As a matter of fact, if you cook it soft and freeze it, then reheat it in the microwave long enough, it will get crispier.
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It stays the way you cook it. If you cook it crispy and reheat it in the microwave, it will come out still crispy. As a matter of fact, if you cook it soft and freeze it, then reheat it in the microwave long enough, it will get crispier.
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Yes - thanks bacon-cookers.
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Bacon - The other white and red meat.
Good info, Andy. I did not know reheating bacon in the microwave would retain its crispiness.
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