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Old 09-28-2005, 02:07 PM   #1
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How do you cook your bacon?

I used to fry it on top of the stove but then one day years ago I saw a cook on t.v. cook hers in the oven. If you haven't tried this I highly recommend.......very little shrinkage. I cook min at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes then turn and cook about another 5 minutes.

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Old 09-28-2005, 02:13 PM   #2
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I do it both on the stove top and also in the oven. I like doing it in the oven if I am making a lot at once. I like doing it on the stove top if I feel like giving my cast iron an extra dose of fat
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Old 09-28-2005, 02:34 PM   #3
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We recently started using a microwave tray with ridges - love the lack of grease. But, the tray gets really hot to the touch, you can only cook 4 slices at a time, and the tray is a real bear to clean. In fact, it doesn't get completely clean (won't be showing that one to company!).

Do you use a rack in the oven, like over a tray lined with foil? If not, doesn't it cook in the grease? I want to try the oven, sounds much quicker overall, plus you can just walk away from it while it cooks.
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Old 09-28-2005, 02:36 PM   #4
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I use a rack over a cookie sheet when I do it in the oven.
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Old 09-28-2005, 02:50 PM   #5
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I usually fry my in a pan on the stove. My husband likes to broil his, though it does shrink, but much less fat. Can't find good bacon around here, it's loaded with fat and little meat.
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:43 PM   #6
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We have done it in the microwave. Place between several paper towels to catch the grease.
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:55 PM   #7
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I've done the oven thing as well, to avoid all the bacon smell throughout my apartment all day. I've also put it on my gas grill to cook, again to avoid the smell. Turned out pretty good, too bad I burnt it though by forgetting about it.
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:15 PM   #8
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stove top in cast iron
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:15 PM   #9
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TexasBlueHeron,

I cook my bacon on one of those microwave dishes with the ridges for cooking bacon. I found that if I lay a couple of paper towels on the bottom and then place bacon on towels and one paper towel over bacon I have very easy clean up. This sounds like the way Raine does it. I hated cooking bacon on that dish because it was so hard to clean. The paper towels under the bacon have been the answer to this problem. i like cooking it in the microwave so my house doesn't smell like bacon all day.
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:15 PM   #10
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Like GB I too use a rack over my cookie sheet. I also line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil for easier clean up.
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