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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Tip For Tuesday~ Bacon

I love bacon. As a side with pancakes is so yummy.

My method of cooking bacon is a bit unorthodox. After being splattered with hot bacon grease one too many times (not to mention cleaning up the cooktop afterwards) I thought there had to be a better way.

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You need a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil and of course bacon. Arrange the slices on the sheet.

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Cook at 350 degrees until your preferred level of doneness. I myself like it medium well.

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Place the cooked bacon strips on a plate lined with paper towels and blot the excess grease off. As for the cleanup, wait for the bacon grease to cool and just throw the aluminum foil away. Here are a few more of my favorite ways to enjoy bacon.

I love maple bacon breakfast rolls.

Oh yes, bacon and egg cups.

Bacon and broccoli salad is a family favorite.

I am always up for BLT’s with avocado.

BLT with Avocado and Pink Chili Mayo

Of course I enjoy bacon in moderation~ about once a week to keep the cholesterol down.

I try to work out like Kevin Bacon in between eating sessions.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy bacon?



sissie said...

Hi Laura,
I love your post on Bacon. I just had to read it to my Mr. Sissie.
He's a bacon fanatic and loves cooking it. He also loves to complain about the price! We tease him constantly about his bacon! LOL!

He cooks his like this too. I wouldn't mind working out with Kevin!!!


Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

I cook my bacon in a similar way. The only difference would be that I put a cooling rack on the baking sheet and then put the bacon on that in the oven. Love oven bacon...much less messy!

Auntie Em said...

Who doesn't love bacon? (and if they say they don't, well, I think they are fibbing! lol)

I bake a whole package up at a time and freeze it. Easy to grab one or two slices and pop in MWO for a few seconds.

Although I have an allergic reaction to processed meats and it will make my face swell( Yeah, not pretty) I can enjoy the natural bacon without all the chemicals. Ahhhh... bacon bliss! :D

Perfectly Printed said...

A cookie sheet is the way to go when cooking bacon.
Have you tried it with maple syrup?


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL Kevin Bacon....

I love this post! What a great tip. I just cooked bacon in an iron skillet. What a mess!!!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I've been getting the microwaveable kind, Laura. I forget you makes it, but it comes in a bag already so no splatters on the microwave. I also get that precooked bacon which I like when I'm feeling like a BLT, extra mayo! It's not the same since I had to go gluten free because that bread is so small compared to regular bread, and sometimes I'll make two, it was that good!

Jill Elaine said...

I like to use the oven too. I have a pampered chef jelly roll pan that is stoneware - best thing ever for frying bacon in the oven! I bought it years ago for that specific purpose. And I use it for tons of other stuff too. one of the best purchases I ever made at a home show party!
My family likes bacon better than I do. I find it makes my tummy feel funny after I eat it:(

Kelley said...

Hi! I cook our bacon like Shannah explained in her comment.

Monday is typically our Breakfast-for-Supper night. I made eggs, toast and homemade mango jam to accompany our bacon, and it was yummy! Simple.

Debbie said...

I love it on a wilted spinach salad, but those bacon and egg cups look delicious.

My mom makes hers the way you make yours.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeee bacon!! We don't have it very often, but my fave time to have it is when my Dad cooks it for Christmas morning breakfast!! Love it then!!

Creations By Cindy said...

Laura, I need some of that bacon right about now to go with my coffee! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

April said...

Oh! You had to go and make me hungry!
I do mine the same way, except I lay the slices on a cooling rack on the pan to help with the grease. Works wonderfully!
(and super quick!)
Your new header makes me happy.
Hugs and hope for a happy day to you!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Yummmm all of those bacon things look so good!
That is how I cook bacon also ~ it is so much easier!

Hibiscus House said...

I love bacon too!!!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

This is the best tip I've seen in a while. Thank you so much for sharing! I hate the way bacon makes a mess and smells up the house. I normally take my griddle to the back porch and fry it there. But there's still the grease to deal with. Your idea is ingenious! Great recipes too!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

It is pretty much a sunday morning staple and left overs are used in sandwiches or on a salad for later in the week. I am now so hungry! thanks!

Teresa said...

I like Bacon. My son lives for it.
So I'm always open to solutions to keep the boy happy and the cook (ME) pleased.
Thank you for the recipes and tips.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Not only do I love bacon but in one of my cooking posts I told people to save the bacon grease for making fried potatoes! OMG.....the government food police are going to come haul me away!!
Blessings, Lorraine

It's All Connected said...

I just started cooking bacon that way after a friend who owned a cafe showed me. I couldn't believe how (dangerously) easy it was! And, who doesn't love Kevin Bacon? ~ Maureen

Linda said...

Great tip! I've made it this way in the past and it works well. We rarely eat Bacon, but I like it.

Hope you are enjoying a great new week,
Love, Linda

Maria (Magia Mia) said...

I adore bacon. All of your suggestions sound delish, but I have to say my two favorite bacon dishes are bacon & french toast, and BLT's. Now you've done it. I'm seriously hungry for bacon now.....Oy.

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

Now I want breakfast for supper tonight. Or a delicious BLT. I like your way of cooking bacon. Now splattering grease all over the stove or the cook is a wonderful concept! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Vel Criste said...

Thanks for this awesome tip Laura! I'm a bacon fanatic and have cooked it the old way ever since, I should really try this!