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Old 10-09-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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Flat Bacon

I had never heard of this before today.

Anybody do this?

I don't have a problem keeping my bacon flat, but this intrigues me .. why would it work?

"Love bacon but can't stand the way it curls up when you cook it?

There's an easy fix for that.

When you open the package fill it with cold water and then pour the water out.

Cook it as you normally would after that and it stays flat!

Go ahead and try it, it really works!"
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:36 PM   #2
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Go ahead and try it, it really works!
These kinds of statements make me immediately suspicious

I have no idea. However, I cook bacon on a sheet pan in the oven, which keeps it flat and is hands-off, so I don't get splattered with grease and I don't have to baby-sit it so I can concentrate on something else. Works great for me!
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:57 PM   #3
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Never heard of it.

I'm not ashamed to have curly bacon, I sort of prefer it.

The oven method is great and does keep it flat, I use it when cooking a large amount of bargain bacon. I freeze it and then just pull a couple of slices when I want it for a sandwich or breakfast.

I have also seen cast iron bacon presses. I would probably buy one of those if I saw it at a garage sale or thrift shop for a buck. I would be more apt to use it as a panino press, not for bacon.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:02 PM   #4
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I've never heard of this either.
The method I use to keep it flat when frying it is to start it in a cold pan or griddle. Adding bacon to a hot pan will curl it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #5
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Never heard of it.

I'm not ashamed to have curly bacon, I sort of prefer it.

The oven method is great and does keep it flat, I use it when cooking a large amount of bargain bacon. I freeze it and then just pull a couple of slices when I want it for a sandwich or breakfast.

I have also seen cast iron bacon presses. I would probably buy one of those if I saw it at a garage sale or thrift shop for a buck. I would be more apt to use it as a panino press, not for bacon.
I have a panini press, but to me, it just creates two things that need to be cleaned, not just one! I'd do that for panini, but not for bacon. And like I said, hands-off. I like that.
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I had never heard of this before today.

Anybody do this?

I don't have a problem keeping my bacon flat, but this intrigues me .. why would it work?

"Love bacon but can't stand the way it curls up when you cook it?

There's an easy fix for that.

When you open the package fill it with cold water and then pour the water out.

Cook it as you normally would after that and it stays flat!

Go ahead and try it, it really works!"
But I like my bacon frilly (does that make me odd?)
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:25 PM   #7
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So eat it frilly! Doesn't bother me! I like for it to cook flat because more of the fat renders off.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:00 PM   #8
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Take your time and cook it on medium heat. It won't curl as much if you keep the heat down and it will eventually render its fat and get crispy. Be patient.
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I don't care if it curls. When I'm in a resto, I like it deep fried (I would do it, but seems like too much effort). I was shocked the first time I got deep fried bacon, but it was properly crispy. The friend with whom I was eating said, "It's bacon. It isn't going to pick up any grease."
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:37 PM   #10
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It's good deep fried. I like it wrapped around a hot dog and deep fried.
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