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Old 11-05-2005, 10:31 PM   #11
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You could use it to smash garlic cloves.
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Old 11-05-2005, 11:11 PM   #12
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You could heat it up then iron clothes with it Just kidding, I'm sure it's a handy little gadget.
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Old 11-05-2005, 11:35 PM   #13
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Pannini sandwiches
Great idea, GB. I will have to try that for lunch tomorrow. I have some pepper jack cheese and ham. The bacon press would work good making sandwiches with my castiron grill pan.
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Old 11-06-2005, 03:24 AM   #14
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Why fry bacon at all? It come out better in the oven- it won't curl and if you bake it on a rack, the grease drips away.

BTW, I love the piggy press!
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Old 11-06-2005, 03:24 AM   #15
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snip. 2x post.
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:03 AM   #16
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Baking Bacon

Well...
I have a 2 burner cast iron grill that I pretty much leave in the oven, and the orginal reason, was to cook bacon and other things like pizza and bisquits so on so forth.
I kept on over cooking the bacon and making it to dry. Is the secret just to watch it?
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Old 11-06-2005, 08:30 AM   #17
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Good question ... mine NEVER turns out in the oven and even when it does, it curls. Suggestions?
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Old 11-06-2005, 12:30 PM   #18
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yes I like my bacon presses...got two...the round one and the rectangular one. both cast iron. '

1) preheat the press for pannini type sandwiches...even grilled cheese!
2) preheat the press for pressed chicken recipes
3) great on the outdoor bbq
4) keeps dogs brats and other sausages from rolling all round and makes it easier to brown them on all sides
5) and of course keeps bacon and thin chops from curling during cooking

like any gadget you have to remember to use it...part of preparing your mise en place...but this gadget can't break, won't dull, self seasons with a few breakfasts (if you use it for bacon)

you're going by the outlet...get it!
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:53 PM   #19
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I am down for the bacon presses, i mean what could it hurt? I have the cast iron corn cob corn bread molds, some where...

The important question is what do you do to get bacon to do right in the oven?
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Old 11-06-2005, 11:20 PM   #20
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Lay the bacon on a rack in a cookie sheet in a single layer. put it into a 400 F oven and cook 'til done to your liking.
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