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#52 Posted by cikame (2545 posts) -

How do you microwave bacon?

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#53 Posted by FrodoBaggins (1797 posts) -

This thread is gold

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#54 Posted by Big_Denim (726 posts) -

@cikame: I think certain brands, Oscar Meyer for instance, sell bacon that can be microwaved. Pretty sure it comes pre-cooked and you're more or less just heating it up at that point. I am not really sure though, I started buying actual bacon once I moved out of my parents house (they're your classic baby boomer parents who love the strange food things that came out in America in the late 70s to mid 90s).

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#55 Posted by BallsLeon (528 posts) -

Yep! Just plop that bacon down on medium/medium-high heat.

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#56 Posted by nutter (1500 posts) -

@cikame: Throw it in until it looks good. It’s a microwave.

You can put paper towels under and over it to soak up the grease.

If you’re going to make a habit of microwaving bacon, I grew up in a house with a microwavable grill that you toss in the microwave. It’s basically just a bunch of traps so the bacon doesn’t soak in grease.

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#57 Posted by lead_dispencer (531 posts) -

Man I remember when I was 17 and I thought I was badass when I made a sandwich and put it in my parents toaster oven. Gourmet at its finest

Living with my friend who was a chef and just trying different stuff I think I can hold my own now a days.

Also if I’m not sure, the internet always gives me answers on what to cook or how to cook. Thanks interwebs!

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#58 Posted by Nach0Sanchez (100 posts) -

shirtless with no lid on the pan on high trust me I'm an expert

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#59 Posted by ripelivejam (12959 posts) -

Add egg shells to make it an omlette.

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#60 Posted by Xdeser2 (364 posts) -

On brand years before ryckert showed up

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#61 Posted by mikewhy (294 posts) -

If it's chewy bacon you're after, microwaving is probably your best bet anyways.

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#62 Posted by cikame (2545 posts) -

@big_denim: I'm from the UK i think it's literally unheard of here, i remember seeing epic meal time put bacon in the oven and thought that was weird too.

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#63 Edited by Big_Denim (726 posts) -

@cikame: Now oven bacon, I'll fuck with that. I highly recommend it.

375-400 Fahrenheit. 10 mins on one side, flip, then 5 mins in the other side.

Result - deliciousness.

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#64 Edited by Nick (1010 posts) -

please don't put butter in the pan when you're cooking bacon... the bacon has so much grease you don't need it. since it doesn't look like anybody wrote thorough instructions you can use these:

it's easy, just put the pan on the stove, turn on the stove to a medium temperature probably less than half way to max, put the bacon in the pan, if the oil from the bacon splashes out of the pan too much while cooking turn down the temperature a bit, flip the bacon over once or twice to make sure it's cooked relatively evenly, stop when the bacon reaches the desired amount of crispiness, put the bacon on a plate and let it cool down, enjoy.

when you're done soak up the grease in the pan with a paper towel and put it in your compost instead of pouring the grease down the drain.

edit: i just realized this thread is 7 years old. oopsy. regardless, i will leave my instructions for any possible future use.

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#65 Posted by avantegardener (2344 posts) -

Drag bacon, butter, and skillet the into stove window, right click and scroll down to cook.

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#66 Posted by nutter (1500 posts) -

@big_denim: Oven bacon is a-okay.

Microwave bacon...it’s a thing, but it’s not ideal.

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#67 Edited by NTM (11461 posts) -

So, people are just rolling with this seven-year-old thread about bacon hmm? Okaaaay. Also, pretty sure the topic no longer is on the topic creators mind, let alone him still be in college I'm guessing.

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#68 Posted by chekhonte (133 posts) -

Was this Dan?

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#69 Posted by Big_Denim (726 posts) -

@ntm: Ya, I thought that too. But then I also thought, 'bacon is great.' So I rolled with it and put in my two cents. 'Cause bacon...

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#70 Edited by NTM (11461 posts) -

@big_denim: Yeah, it's fine. It doesn't bother me. I do wonder, however, how many people posted and didn't realize it was old. Plus, it is about bacon. An old thread about bacon. Ha ha. Bacon is good though, sure.

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#71 Edited by Big_Denim (726 posts) -

@ntm: Oh trust me, I didn't notice the date until after my post. 🤣

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#72 Posted by whur (216 posts) -

Adding to the zombie thread, drizzle some dark rum and brown sugar on thick pieces of bacon then bake.

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#73 Posted by jonthelin (3 posts) -

Up your bacon game with a splatter screen. No more scorched nipples.

https://www.amazon.com/Norpro-2060-13-Inch-Splatter-Screen/dp/B004C26ON4

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#74 Posted by Ericjasonwade (375 posts) -

Honest question. For people like this man and Dan, do people just cook for you your whole life? I don’t understand how you get by in life without having to cook a meal for yourself?

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#75 Posted by ghost_cat (2198 posts) -

I'm surprised no one has talked about using newspaper or a paper bag (or beer case) to cover the pan when cooking bacon. Cleaning grease sucks, so save the trouble and cover that shit up.

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#76 Posted by Efesell (3993 posts) -

Honest question. For people like this man and Dan, do people just cook for you your whole life? I don’t understand how you get by in life without having to cook a meal for yourself?

I mean a very easy food budget involves a lot of things you do very little to actually prepare. So I get that part.

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#77 Posted by development (3135 posts) -

@methodman008: How is your cooking nowadays? Do you fondly remember your days when you couldn't cook bacon?

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#78 Posted by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -

@development: Haha, I hate you for bumping this. But... I'm ok at cooking nowadays, but not great. Dan is certainly better it at than I and that makes me sad.

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#79 Edited by MethodMan008 (1020 posts) -

@ericjasonwade: My parents cooked every meal I ate at home until I turned 18, then my fiance cooked for us when we ate at home until we broke up... so then I had to cook for myself and had zero experience. I probably should of shown some interest in learning to cook in my adolescence, but that didn't happen.

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#80 Posted by berniesbc (247 posts) -

@ghost_cat: Seems like a fire waiting to happen. I try to avoid putting paper around open flames. And if you don't want to clean the grease, why not just put a lid on the pan?

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#81 Edited by htr10 (984 posts) -

I love how the really awful post in this thread from 7 years ago got deleted, but lived on because it was then quoted in a reply.

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#82 Edited by Efesell (3993 posts) -

I'm surprised no one has talked about using newspaper or a paper bag (or beer case) to cover the pan when cooking bacon. Cleaning grease sucks, so save the trouble and cover that shit up.

I don't... want to set my kitchen on fire.

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#83 Posted by Heltom92 (843 posts) -

As a fan of crispy bacon, microwaving bacon is just about the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard of.

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#84 Posted by icoangel (82 posts) -

I really wonder how some people get through life so coddled they can not even figure out how to cook bacon for them selves.

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#85 Posted by Rigas (754 posts) -

They literally make something for that. Its called a grease screen or a splatter guard, and it costs much less than rebuilding your house after burning it down.

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I'm surprised no one has talked about using newspaper or a paper bag (or beer case) to cover the pan when cooking bacon. Cleaning grease sucks, so save the trouble and cover that shit up.

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#86 Posted by ripelivejam (12959 posts) -

@ericjasonwade: I can fry/rustle some basic stuff up and bake a frozen pizza. I've followed a few recipes directions point by point with mixed results. Maybe threre's a Gordon Ramsay in me that waiting to erupt from my flesh, but I get by.

People shouldn't get too offended at how others choose to or have been encouraged to lead their lives. It's perfectly possible and OK to survive without busting out your own gourmet meals 3 times a day.

Also clearly you throw the bacon on the burner then rest the pan on top of it to keep it flat.

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#87 Posted by DreamFinder1983 (6 posts) -

Do you have a baking pan? Often times I will just load up a tray of bacon on some foil or parchment and bake it in the oven... usually it comes out just as tasty as cooking it any other way and clean up is way easier!

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#90 Posted by Deo_Brando (9 posts) -

Yes it is very easy! Just put beco in the butter, that's all.

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#91 Posted by sub_o (1101 posts) -

The thread is goddamn 8 years old. He should have graduated from college by then, and so much in debt that he couldn't have able to afford bacon no more.

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#92 Posted by Sarnecki (1327 posts) -

Always cook bacon before your eggs. All that bacon grease will be absolutely wonderful to scramble your eggs in.

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#93 Posted by someoneproud (300 posts) -

Don't even use a skillet, spread butter on the bacon then hold it over the burner until crispy. Alternatively, put it in a toaster with some butter. Mmmm crispy.