Conquering the Bacon Monster...

Perfect Bacon... - Perfect Bacon Cooking
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
September 4, 2007 9:54am CST
I finally found a way to conquer the task of cooking bacon. I hate cooking bacon b/c it splatters and I always end up burned. Well, I hit on a great way to cook it now. I have a small George Foreman grill that I use for grilling chicken and the bacon cooks great in it!! No splatters, the grease drains off and it takes only a minute or two to cook. Even though I don't eat bacon, Hubby loves it and I'm glad to have learned this easy way to cook it. Have you ever hit on an easy way to do something you really dislike doing? Have a great day!! AT PEACE WITHIN
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@sunshinecup (7881)
4 Sep 07
No I haven't anything to compare to that! Wow, great tip. I tried cooking the stuff in the microwave, but it doesn't taste as good and it makes a bigger mess than on the stove. However I do have one of those grills you are talking about and I will just have to go try that out. What a wonderful idea and thank you so much for sharing it! + rating discussion! :o)
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
4 Sep 07
Great tip. Whenever I cook bacon, I have to keep running away from the stove when the grease starts to splatter, and I get burned anyway and start swearing. Your way sounds much better.
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@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I love George Foreman! that is a really good idea! I love bacon but I hate cooking it! I never even thought of that. actually I cooked hamburgers on my grill and cooked the bacon in a regular fry pan. that was a real pain and such a mess to clean up too. thanks for the great idea!!
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• United States
23 Sep 07
It's sounds interesting to cook bacon on the Foreman. I've had one for years, and never thought of it! About a month ago, I remembered something from long ago. Bacon on aluminum foil on a cookie sheet in the oven. Man, oh, man! No fuss, no muss. Tin foil holds the grease, pour it off in a dish to save. Toss the foil, your cookie sheet is clean! It doesn't spatter so much in the oven, and it stays nice and straight.
@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
10 Sep 07
I use the George Foreman grill to cook bacon too! I hated getting burnt by the splattering grease and the clean up in the grill is so much faster. I cook alot of things in it, especially when the weather turns cold and I can't bbq. It just cooks so much faster than an oven and it drains off so much of the fat.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 07
Well I am still intending to buy one of them I always did my Bacon in the Microwave lol as I figured out that I can still get it nice and Crispy in there if you do it right
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
7 Sep 07
Great you were able to solve that conundrum. I personally have no problem with bacon the traditional way, but I do sometimes use the microwave if I need to rush or I don't want to deal with that much clean up.
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• United States
7 Sep 07
I haven't made bacon in a LONG time! I sometimes cooked it in the oven but you really have to watch it, as there is a fine line between perfectly cripsy and overcooked. But your idea of using the George Foreman is a good one! I have a George Foreman-- maybe I will surprise hubby and make some bacon this weekend. If I don't have to get splattered then it will be much more pleasant!
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@wiccania (3360)
• United States
5 Sep 07
I cook bacon in the oven. It takes about 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees for thick cut bacon. I put the bacon on "racks" in a baking pan that's at least an inch deep and I always build a "splatter tent" on the pan with foil that's a couple of inches above the bacon and has a hole on top to let it vent. If I'm only doing a few slices I cook it on the stove but I cover the pan and check/turn it occasionally.
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@babykay (2133)
• Ireland
5 Sep 07
here is my suggestion! Become a vegetarian, lost weight, be healthier but above all have a cruelty-free diet... Just a suggestion but it eliminated the problem of bacon cooking for me.
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@smacksman (6074)
5 Sep 07
A cheap mesh 'tennis raquet' that you pop over the top of the frying pan stops 90% of splatters and you can still see what's cooking. I use it on my boat where a full English breakfast is the normal way to start a day and the mesh keeps the galley grease splash free. Costs under a pound in the UK.
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• India
5 Sep 07
fried fish - fried fish, a Bengali staple food
Well somewhat similar but not exactly so, are my experience of frying fish. Being a Bengali Indian, fish is my staple food and not a single day goes without it being cooked at home. We deep-fry the fish with the skin on, before making a curry out of it. Now the moment you put the fish in the wok, the skin get wrinkled and hot oil starts splattering all over the place. You can’t even stand back as then the fish will burn if not turned quickly. Well after lot of burnt faces and forearms, I hit upon the idea of covering the fish immediately with a cover and reducing the gas. After say five minutes, when I remove the cover, the fish is perfectly fried on one side, no burns, no splattering hot oil. I patted myself for this brainwave LOL!
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• United States
5 Sep 07
No offense to anyone who loves bacon, but I HATE BACON! Why? I cannot chew it most of the time, I cannot stand the taste of it, and it never seems to agree with my intestines.
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@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
5 Sep 07
That is such a great idea!!! I have one of those small grills and rarely use it, in fact I'd forgotten all about it and made my burgers in the oven last night. I'll have to pull it out and try it for breakfast on the weekend.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
5 Sep 07
I love bacon and so does my hubby,I like bacon and tomato sandwiches,but bacon is a little fattening if you eat to much..Im not over weight but i have a colesterol problem...I do not have a George foreman grill but my Mom did, but i don't remember what happened to her's..It really sound like a good way to cook it though.I might just look into one of those grills...I have ordered me one of those rotisseries,and my son has one and they are wonderful and i think i will enjoy cooking on it.my son just pops in a couple of chickens ,sets the time and forget it.the food turns out so great and juicy,cannot wait until it gets here..He cooks the meat and the veggies in another section,and it is awesome..Low fat cooking at its best.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
5 Sep 07
I'm not really a bacon eater either twoey, but I do get an urge for a BLT once or twice a year. Your tip sounds great. Several years ago I came across a good one also. I line the microwave with paper toweling and cook the bacon in there. It always comes out perfect.
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@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
5 Sep 07
Hey that sounds great. I have baked it in the oven and cooked it in the microwave under a spatter cover. If I had a George Forman grill I would certainly use it that way. I will be getting one this year.
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
5 Sep 07
Yes, I'm always finding easier ways to do things I dislike doing.. I've gotten so efficient some people may think I don't do the chores.. little elves do! One thing i've learned recently is everyday do an extra spring cleaning type of chore, so a massive spring cleaning doesn't have to be done, which gets real taxing the older ya get.. - I may try cooking bacon on my electric griddle. It's much bigger than a frying pan. The grease can drain into the little drawer and while it's still warm I'll empty it.. I hate messing with the bacon in a frying pan!:)
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• United States
5 Sep 07
I haven't ever tried the George Foreman grill for bacon. We usually buy the bacon that is in the box and all you do is pop it in the microwave for about 25 seconds I believe. It's pretty good. I like buying that because I hate cooking bacon.
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I have made bacon that way too, it turns out real good. My son likes to put it on a cookie sheet and cook it all at once. I don't like the splatters neither.
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