Best way to cook bacon?

United States
April 3, 2008 7:43pm CST
What would you say is the best way to cook bacon? My grandma taught me to flour it first and ever since then, any other way just isn't near as good to me! How do you like your bacon cooked?
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@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
4 Apr 08
I have 2 ways that I like my bacon. Cooking way #1 I have a huge grill. The sides are down with a little drain that drains off the fat of the bacon. I can't stand the excess fat. Gives me bad heartburn for some reason and feels very heavy on my stomach. I will fry it up on the skill. Not to hard and not to soft. I am bad when it comes to cooking bacon like this as I have a system. One at a time where I can fit the whole pound package on it. But one at a time I will flip and flip them every 2 minutes so they don't get too crispy. Cooking way #2 I love caesar salads and when I make a salad I am only making it for one person. So I don't want to make the whole package up. I will take 3 paper towels on the bottom of a plate. (big plate) place a few strips on there and then take another 3 paper towels and throw it ontop of them. I will throw them in the microwave and nuke them for about 4 minutes. Sometimes longer or sometimes less. Depending on the bacon really. I am looking for crispy in this case. I then take it out let it cool for a few and then I can break it up into pieces and throw in my salad.
• United States
4 Apr 08
It sounds like a GF grill to me! I've used it to cook bacon before, but only once! I love to flour mine and cook it that way! Thanks for the response!
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• United States
4 Apr 08
I spread mine out on a hugh baking sheet and bake it at 385 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until crispy. No fuse, just the greese to pour off later.
• United States
4 Apr 08
That's different... never even thought to cook it in the oven! Thanks for the response!
• United States
3 Oct 08
Hrm, flour on bacon. On the one hand, you are adding some wheat to the high fat bacon. Maybe that adds some nutrition other than salt and fat. (Tasty salt and fat, but let's be honest here.) However, I think that flour would just suck up more of the bacon grease.. resulting in your eating more fat calories if you flour the bacon. I might as well try a few pieces that way when I cook bacon next time. When I cook my bacon, I like it crispy as some people have said before me. However, I'm also fond of the practice of cooking something else at the same time as a few slices of bacon. For example, a potato pancake. Cooking Potato Pancakes tends to use a lot of oil and bacon produces a lot. (That gets us, however, right back to the point where foot soaks up extra fat.) I figure it makes sense if I was just going to put some oil in the pan to cook something else, anyway.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
13 Nov 10
My children like to cook their bacon in the microwave. it is quick, convenient and less mess for them. i still like to fry bacon on the stove. It is what i was brought up on and it is how I enjoy my bacon.
@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Oct 08
hi missrissa I just put my bacon in a cast iron skillet'and gry it until It starts to get crispy turn it and drain it.this way its not as greasy and is totally delicious. I never tried cooking it with flour. sounds good though.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I have never heard of coating the bacon in flour before cooking it. do you just dust it in flour or do you have to do something else to it first to make the flour stick better?
@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I have never tried flouring bacon. I put mine on the electric griddle I have and cover it with my bacon press makes it nice and flat and crispy no curled up pieces.
@jerzgirl (7978)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
16 Jun 08
I like mine fried in a pan - no flour. Actually, I've never heard of flouring bacon before. But, I cut the bacon in half and then cook the halves. That way I don't have any long pieces hanging over the edge of the pan. And, I cook it until there's no way it will ever bend again - good and crunchy. In fact, I'm not even opposed to having it just a little burnt! LOL Good stuff!!