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#1 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -

So I am a college student that doesn't know how to cook anything other than a brisket and TV dinners... 
 
I used to microwave bacon but I through my microwave away a few months ago.... 
 
I have a skillet, butter, and bacon...  Can I combine these to cook bacon? 
 
If so...  Is it just as easy as butter up the skillet, plop the bacon down and put it on low heat? 
 
Thanks for the help duders.

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#2 Posted by Sorrowsan (131 posts) -

best thread ever :D
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#3 Posted by warxsnake (2720 posts) -
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#5 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

1. Put the bacon in the pan.
2. Cook it until it's cooked.

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#6 Edited by bellmont42 (341 posts) -

with how much grease cooks off the bacon, butter or margarine isnt even needed.. that grease then goes on to cook very delicious eggs.
The heat and time cooked all depends how cooked you like it? crispy with no fat or cooked with some fat left?

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#7 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -

Sweet, thanks fellas.  Bacon will be mine soon.

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#8 Posted by d_breeze (235 posts) -


uh, well... If I cook bacon on a stove I don't even use butter. If it's cooked on the stove the grease is enough to keep it from sticking. You just have to remember to move it around every so often before it gets greasy so that it won't stick early on... And yes, it is that easy :)
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#9 Posted by DystopiaX (5800 posts) -
@MethodMan008 said:
" @warxsnake said:
" http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GGLS_enCA357CA357&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=how+to+cook+bacon   second link's got the basics  "
I dont have any olive oil or anything like that... :(  I could go buy some... but seems like a waste if I'm just going to use it for bacon once every few weeks...  Could I substitute butter? :P "
You don't need any grease since bacon's naturally fatty. Just dump it in (flat obviously), wait awhile, turn it, wait until desired crispness, and take out. 
 
I honestly don't know if you're trolling or not.
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#10 Posted by Popogeejo (622 posts) -

If you don't have olive oil then butter will do just fine. You just need something that will stop the bacon sticking to the skillet.
Move about just enough so they don't stick and flip every so often. Cook until it's as crispy as you like.

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#11 Posted by bellmont42 (341 posts) -
@MethodMan008 said:
" @warxsnake said:
" http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GGLS_enCA357CA357&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=how+to+cook+bacon   second link's got the basics  "
I dont have any olive oil or anything like that... :(  I could go buy some... but seems like a waste if I'm just going to use it for bacon once every few weeks...  Could I substitute butter? :P "
Olive oil is awesome for anything that requires oil.. for starters its mostly good for you.. and  second it tastes awesome. 
If you're cooking with it then its not worth spending the extra money for virgin olive oil because it just deflowers when you cook it :P.
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#12 Posted by kerikxi (590 posts) -

Yep, don't need nuthin cept a hot piece of iron and bacon.

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#13 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4714 posts) -

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... But yeah, just throw it in the pan and TURN UP THE HEAT!
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#14 Posted by sagesebas (2465 posts) -
@MethodMan008: LOL
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#15 Edited by fastidious (90 posts) -

Start the pieces in a cold pan (don't preheat). Really low heat, nice and slow. Flip after a while and wait till you see the white bubbles forming. Can do it a bit longer at that point if you like it crispier.
 
Don't need any oil, just let it cook in the fat once it gets going :)

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#17 Posted by jackbag (210 posts) -

Wait...you can microwave bacon? 
 
That just seems wrong.

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#18 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2314 posts) -
@zombie2011 said:
" Wow you should drop out of college, because you might be retarded.  "
And you might be an ass.
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#19 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -
@zombie2011 said:
" Wow you should drop out of college, because you might be retarded.  "
I apologize for not eating bacon more..? 
 
Nah fuck that lol..  Sorry I have had my parents cook for me between birth and 18 and then my fiancée cooked for me from 18-21...   
 
Before the last month or so I have literally cooked nothing.
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#20 Posted by zombie2011 (5564 posts) -
@Manhattan_Project said:
" @zombie2011 said:
" Wow you should drop out of college, because you might be retarded.  "
And you might be an ass. "
Oh well, at least i know how to cook bacon.
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#21 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -
@zombie2011 said:
" @Manhattan_Project said:
" @zombie2011 said:
" Wow you should drop out of college, because you might be retarded.  "
And you might be an ass. "
Oh well, at least i know how to cook bacon. "
Now I do too...  and I'm a successful college student.  So I'm doing ok.
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#22 Posted by zombie2011 (5564 posts) -
@MethodMan008 said:
" @zombie2011 said:
" Wow you should drop out of college, because you might be retarded.  "
I apologize for not eating bacon more..?  Nah fuck that lol..  Sorry I have had my parents cook for me between birth and 18 and then my fiancée cooked for me from 18-21...    Before the last month or so I have literally cooked nothing. "
I don't eat bacon, but i still know how to cook it. 
 
You need any tips on making toast?
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#23 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -
@zombie2011 said:
" @MethodMan008 said:
" @zombie2011 said:
" Wow you should drop out of college, because you might be retarded.  "
I apologize for not eating bacon more..?  Nah fuck that lol..  Sorry I have had my parents cook for me between birth and 18 and then my fiancée cooked for me from 18-21...    Before the last month or so I have literally cooked nothing. "
I don't eat bacon, but i still know how to cook it.  You need any tips on making toast? "
Do you get angry when people ask for help?  
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#24 Posted by xerxes8933a (226 posts) -

You got any beer?  Of course you do, what I am saying.  Pour some beer in the pan, heat it up and then toss the bacon in.

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#25 Edited by zombie2011 (5564 posts) -
@MethodMan008 said:

" @zombie2011 said:

" @MethodMan008 said:
" @zombie2011 said:
" Wow you should drop out of college, because you might be retarded.  "
I apologize for not eating bacon more..?  Nah fuck that lol..  Sorry I have had my parents cook for me between birth and 18 and then my fiancée cooked for me from 18-21...    Before the last month or so I have literally cooked nothing. "
I don't eat bacon, but i still know how to cook it.  You need any tips on making toast? "
Do you get angry when people ask for help?   "
Nope. 
  
Also how are you a successful college student? Just curious not trying to be mean, just wondering what makes a collage student successful.
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#26 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -
@Xerxes8933A said:
" You got any beer?  Of course you do, what I am saying.  Pour some beer in the pan, heat it up and then toss the bacon in. "
Ha, no LOL, just vodka and brandy.  :P
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#27 Edited by xerxes8933a (226 posts) -
@MethodMan008 said:

" @Xerxes8933A said:

" You got any beer?  Of course you do, what I am saying.  Pour some beer in the pan, heat it up and then toss the bacon in. "
Ha, no LOL, just vodka and brandy.  :P "
 What kinda self respecting student doesn't have beer?  Shame.  On.  You.
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#28 Posted by warxsnake (2720 posts) -
@jackbag said:
" Wait...you can microwave bacon?  That just seems wrong. "
did you watch the bllsl ?
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#29 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -
@zombie2011 said:
" @MethodMan008 said:

" @zombie2011 said:

" @MethodMan008 said:
" @zombie2011 said:
" Wow you should drop out of college, because you might be retarded.  "
I apologize for not eating bacon more..?  Nah fuck that lol..  Sorry I have had my parents cook for me between birth and 18 and then my fiancée cooked for me from 18-21...    Before the last month or so I have literally cooked nothing. "
I don't eat bacon, but i still know how to cook it.  You need any tips on making toast? "
Do you get angry when people ask for help?   "
Nope.   Also how are you a successful college student? Just curious not trying to be mean, just wondering what makes a collage student successful. "
I suck at making collages..  College is going pretty well tho.   What do you think makes a college student successful?  Grades.
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#30 Posted by hedfone (1747 posts) -
@Jimbo said:
" 1. Put the bacon in the pan. 2. Cook it until it's cooked. "
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#31 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -
@Xerxes8933A said:
" @MethodMan008 said:

" @Xerxes8933A said:

" You got any beer?  Of course you do, what I am saying.  Pour some beer in the pan, heat it up and then toss the bacon in. "
Ha, no LOL, just vodka and brandy.  :P "
 What kinda self respecting student doesn't have beer?  Shame.  On.  You. "
I know I know I feel bad.  I drank enough beer for 10 life times freshman and sophomore year..  I have a more sophisticated taste now... :P  Or I just like getting drunk at a quicker pace.
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#32 Edited by Heartagram (1345 posts) -
@MethodMan008: You dont need anything just cook it in its own fat. 
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#33 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -

This thread can't be real.

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#34 Posted by zombie2011 (5564 posts) -
@MethodMan008 said:
" @zombie2011 said:
" @MethodMan008 said:

" @zombie2011 said:

" @MethodMan008 said:
" @zombie2011 said:
" Wow you should drop out of college, because you might be retarded.  "
I apologize for not eating bacon more..?  Nah fuck that lol..  Sorry I have had my parents cook for me between birth and 18 and then my fiancée cooked for me from 18-21...    Before the last month or so I have literally cooked nothing. "
I don't eat bacon, but i still know how to cook it.  You need any tips on making toast? "
Do you get angry when people ask for help?   "
Nope.   Also how are you a successful college student? Just curious not trying to be mean, just wondering what makes a collage student successful. "
I suck at making collages..  College is going pretty well tho.   What do you think makes a college student successful?  Grades. "
Yeah. 
You don't know if your successful until you graduate and see the job offers rolling in. Also i'm an Engineer so i don't care if you make fun of my spelling.
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#35 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -
@zombie2011 said:
" @MethodMan008 said:
" @zombie2011 said:
" @MethodMan008 said:

" @zombie2011 said:

" @MethodMan008 said:
" @zombie2011 said:
" Wow you should drop out of college, because you might be retarded.  "
I apologize for not eating bacon more..?  Nah fuck that lol..  Sorry I have had my parents cook for me between birth and 18 and then my fiancée cooked for me from 18-21...    Before the last month or so I have literally cooked nothing. "
I don't eat bacon, but i still know how to cook it.  You need any tips on making toast? "
Do you get angry when people ask for help?   "
Nope.   Also how are you a successful college student? Just curious not trying to be mean, just wondering what makes a collage student successful. "
I suck at making collages..  College is going pretty well tho.   What do you think makes a college student successful?  Grades. "
Yeah. You don't know if your successful until you graduate and see the job offers rolling in. Also i'm an Engineer so i don't care if you make fun of my spelling. "
I know my friends that fail a plethora of classes are unsuccessful.   Also, congrats on being an engineer, sounds like a sweet job.
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#36 Posted by Sorrowsan (131 posts) -

so! i need results man! did you burn the house down! tell
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#37 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -
@Sorrowsan said:
" so! i need results man! did you burn the house down! tell "
still cookin...   
 
if i dont post anymore tonight its because the bacon killed me.  :(
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#38 Posted by crusader8463 (14781 posts) -

You don't add anything when you cook it. The bacon has fat in it which releases a grease when it heats up. Just put the bacon in the pan, let it sit on one side for 3-4 minutes, until it's cooked however you like it, then flip and do the same for the other side. 
 
Congrats, you just got +1 Bacon.

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#39 Posted by Daroki (772 posts) -
@MethodMan008 said:
" @Sorrowsan said:
" so! i need results man! did you burn the house down! tell "
still cookin...    if i dont post anymore tonight its because the bacon killed me.  :( "

Shouldn't take that long, but if you're going to cook bacon or other fatty foods in a skillet more, you might want to invest in a greasecatcher  (It looks like a wire tennis racket) which will stop the splatter if you put it on high heat from burning you. The grease from cooking bacon if the heat's too high can make you feel like you're playing a Japanese bullet hell shooter just in the quest to get some bacon. 
 
And hell yes, if you're a college student and have lived at home and had other people cooking for you, cooking ANYTHING is scary, especially something as delicious as bacon.  You don't want to screw up something that makes everything better.  But if you're feeling adventurous experiment around.  I found that instead of eating frozen dinners, the clearence part of a supermarket's meat department can get you much better food cheaper if you're willing to learn how to cook it.   Just don't sit on it for more than a night at the most.  Usually anything I get like that I'll take home and cook for dinner that night and I can eat steaks or ribs for the price of a couple of hot pockets.
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#40 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -

Just finished cooking.  :)   
 
It took so long cuz I had the stove on low... and the burner I had it on for like 5 minutes doesn't produce any heat...  
 
But damn...  Steaks and ribs for the price of hot pocket...  Damn I need to learn to cook. 
 
I cooked a few briskets this month but they were not nearly as tender as I wanted them to be.

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#41 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -

DELICIOUS.   
 
Nice and crispy. 
 
100x better than microwave bacon.

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#42 Posted by Sorrowsan (131 posts) -

This man is my hero!

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#43 Posted by WEGGLES (735 posts) -
@Jimbo said:
" 1. Put the bacon in the pan. 2. Cook it until it's cooked. "
This 
 
You do not need oil or butter to cook bacon. It's so fatty the pan will be plenty oiled up in no time.  You actually need to drain the oil after cooking, and pat the bacon with a paper towel to dry it a bit.
 
Just stir it around a bit, until it's cooked. 
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#44 Posted by heatDrive88 (3225 posts) -

Next time cook bacon topless. You obviously don't want your clothes to smell like bacon, do you?
 
You're welcome.

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#45 Posted by RJMacReady (361 posts) -

If your skillet has a top or lid and the bacon is frozen put a small amount of water in teh skillet with teh frozen bacon then cover teh skillet. This will create steam which will accelerate the melting.  I hate cooking half my bacon while the other half is still waiting to thaw.

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#46 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6500 posts) -

Why without a shirt on of course!

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#47 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -
@heatDrive88 said:
" Next time cook bacon topless. You obviously don't want your clothes to smell like bacon, do you?  You're welcome. "
I guess I'll have to put my pants on next time then.  :P
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#48 Posted by evhkwick (472 posts) -
@warxsnake said:
" @jackbag said:
" Wait...you can microwave bacon?  That just seems wrong. "
did you watch the bllsl ? "
Was I seriously the only one who microwaved his bacon before the BLLSL?
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#49 Posted by time allen (2329 posts) -
@Jimbo said:
" 1. Put the bacon in the pan. 2. Cook it until it's cooked. "
this guy doesn't fuck around. listen to him.
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#50 Posted by sparklykiss (2042 posts) -
@hack745 said:
" @warxsnake said:
" @jackbag said:
" Wait...you can microwave bacon?  That just seems wrong. "
did you watch the bllsl ? "
Was I seriously the only one who microwaved his bacon before the BLLSL? "
I did it once. It was not the most pleasant experience. 
 
I much prefer to just over load the frying pan and dodge the popping bacon grease like I would a bullet.