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  1. Jennifer Murphy

    Best pan for baking bacon

    Yes, the microwave is faster, but the results from oven baking are better -- at least based on my limited testing.
  2. Jennifer Murphy

    Best pan for baking bacon

    I tried the cold oven method. It works at least as well and the pre-heated oven and is simpler.
  3. Jennifer Murphy

    Best pan for baking bacon

    Looks like a good product. I'm sold on the no-rack method. I also tried the cold oven method. The bacon seemed a little more tender, but that may have been my imagination.
  4. Jennifer Murphy

    Best pan for baking bacon

    Ok, I'm convinced. The wire rack adds nothing. I've heard about the parchment paper, but don't have any. The foil seems to help with the cleanup. Now I need to try PAM and no foil. Thanks
  5. Jennifer Murphy

    Best pan for baking bacon

    That matches my experience so far.
  6. Jennifer Murphy

    Best pan for baking bacon

    I just tried that. It's certainly much faster and easier, but the texture of the bacon is different. It was a little tougher or more chewy, whereas the baked bacon was very crispy, which is what I like.
  7. Jennifer Murphy

    Best pan for baking bacon

    That's a great article. Thanks. It fits what a lot of people are saying here and what my preliminary testing reveals. I'll probably go with the foil method, buit more testing ahead.
  8. Jennifer Murphy

    Best pan for baking bacon

    I did that and you are right. The result for ovewn baking with or without the rack is about the same, but the cleanup is quite a bit easier without the rack. Thanks.
  9. Jennifer Murphy

    Best pan for baking bacon

    The non-bacon eaters would differ on who is the heathen. 🤔😲 And I didn't like bacon either when it was fried and greasy. You put the paper towels in the microwave? And it comes out evenly cooked? Interesting. If the microwave doesn't work for me, I'll stick with the oven. Thanks
  10. Jennifer Murphy

    Best pan for baking bacon

    Well, it can't hurt to try it with 2-3 pieces. The one thing about the microwave is that the amount of food matters a lot more than in an oven. No one else in this house likes bacon, so it would just be for me. If I can get 2-3 pieces done in 3-4 minutes vs 15 minutes in a hot oven, that would...
  11. Jennifer Murphy

    Best pan for baking bacon

    I think I tried it once a long time ago. My recollection, which may be faulty, was that it was cooked unevenly. Some parts were burned, some were about right, and some were undercooked. I think I chalked that up to the microwaves not being evenly distributed throughout the space even with the...
  12. Jennifer Murphy

    Best pan for baking bacon

    When you say "directly on the sheet pan", do you mean without the foil? The link you provided recommends either the foil or a tray. The wire rack seems better to me. I treied it once with a pre-heated oven and once with a cold oven. I couldn't tell much difference.
  13. Jennifer Murphy

    Best pan for baking bacon

    The last time we were visiting the grandkids, my son served bacon at breakfast. I generally do not like bacon, too greasy, but out of politeness, I tried one piece. It was the best bacon I have ever tried. I asked where he bought it. He said it was just whatever bacon they have at the grocery...
  14. Jennifer Murphy

    Can I cook baby back ribs more than 12 hours?

    The local market has packages of baby back ribs marinating in a sweet sauce in an airless, air-tight bag -- perfect for cooking in the sous vide. I checked a couple of websites. The general recommendation seems to be 12 hours at 165°. But if we want to eat around 5:00 or earlier, it means I...
  15. Jennifer Murphy

    Questions about cooking whole spatchcocked chicken in sous vide

    Cool video. My pieces are about the size of 6-7 of hers. Thanks
  16. Jennifer Murphy

    Questions about cooking whole spatchcocked chicken in sous vide

    That may be the problem -- the pieces were too large. For the carrots, I cut them into pieves about 3" long. I guess I should have sliced them lengthwise, too. The potatoes and other root veggies I cut in half then in wedges. Average size was a little bigger than a large brussel sprout. I should...
  17. Jennifer Murphy

    Questions about cooking whole spatchcocked chicken in sous vide

    Experiment completed. A big thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I went to the grocery store and bought one or two of several root veggies: potato, turnip, rutabaga, carrot, golden beet, and watermelon radish. I also added a few brussel sprouts, a sweet onion, and some asparagus. I spread...
  18. Jennifer Murphy

    Questions about cooking whole spatchcocked chicken in sous vide

    Making stock and using stock is the next thing on my To Do list to bring up here for help . . .
  19. Jennifer Murphy

    Questions about cooking whole spatchcocked chicken in sous vide

    That's an amazing link -- almost a Chicken Baking 101 class. Thank you very much. Their picture of the spatchcocked chicken looks a lot more spread out than mine does. Should I try to open it up more?
  20. Jennifer Murphy

    Questions about cooking whole spatchcocked chicken in sous vide

    That squares with the 6 hour estimate for a whole (not spatchcocked) chicken. They are usually 5-7 inches at the thickest part. Very helpful, thank you.
  21. Jennifer Murphy

    Questions about cooking whole spatchcocked chicken in sous vide

    What about asparagus? For the potato wedges, I assume you leave the skin on, right? Perfect, thanks I dumped the entire contents of the original bag with all of the seasonings into a baking dish. As you can see from the photows above, there is quite a lot of liquid in the dish. Should I leave...
  22. Jennifer Murphy

    Questions about cooking whole spatchcocked chicken in sous vide

    OK, I'll give that a try. I have never turned wings around, so maybe a description would be good. Thanks Your tasty veggie suggestion sounds good. What veggies are most likely to cook well in this way? I would think carrots. Broccoli seems like it would come apart.
  23. Jennifer Murphy

    Questions about cooking whole spatchcocked chicken in sous vide

    If I go that route, what is the oven temperature and cook time? I have a probe so I can set it for an internal temperature. Should I wrap it or cover it?
  24. Jennifer Murphy

    Questions about cooking whole spatchcocked chicken in sous vide

    OK, I took it out of the bag. I've attached photos of the front and back. The absorbent pad was built into the bag. I have a vacuum bag large enough to hold it. Is 6 hours still the recommended sous vide time?
  25. Jennifer Murphy

    Questions about cooking whole spatchcocked chicken in sous vide

    That's what it seemed like, thanks.
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