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Old 03-12-2010, 09:41 AM
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I love bacon, too, but only eat it on weekends for breakfast.

My favorite bacon (after trying all kinds) is Wright's thick cut peppered bacon.

The best and I think easiest way to cook it is in the oven - I lay the strips flat in a pan (you can cover pan with foil for easier cleanup) and cook at 400 for anywhere from 20 minutes to a half hour, it cooks quicker without the foil. I turn it (and drain it) half-way through cooking. This produces perfect, flavorful, flat strips every time. MMMMM gonna have it tomorrow morning!
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:47 AM
Location: Jollyville, TX
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We have a smokehouse about an hour away that makes their own bacon. I cannot eat grocery store bacon any more - it has spoiled me. You can get it cut to order so you can get thick or thin slices (or both). They have 3 kinds - peppered, maple, and "salt cured" which I take to mean they use salt only and not nitrates (one of these days I should ask). The best part? It's about $3.29 / lb so it's the same or cheaper than the grocery store. I usually buy 5-7 lbs at a time and seal-a-meal it in small batches.
Mmmmmm...I'm getting hungry for some now!
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:17 AM
Location: South Bay Native
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I put the cold bacon in a cold griddle pan and then place it over the lowest setting on my gas stove. I only begin to turn when they start to turn color, and remove when most of the fat has run out. I never have curled up bacon when I follow this method.

I too use the windows or check the package to ensure I am selecting the meatiest cuts - all bacon is NOT created equally! If I have to go through the entire stack in the supermarket to find the leanest cut, I will do it. I love the center cut bacon, and I still apply my 'selectiveness' to that one too. I find that the store brands and cheaper brands don't taste as good as the costlier stuff - different cures/flavoring process or whatever it may be. I just wait until the good stuff goes on sale, stock up big time and freeze.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:23 AM
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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We buy at a local smokehouse also what a difference.

Mr. L loves the bacon at Cracker Barrel and when I asked them they said Oscar Meyer but never tasted the same.
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:01 AM
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This was a good sandwich my ex brought to my attention..Bacon, cheddar chesse, red onion and lots of mayo on toast.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:01 PM
Location: On this planet most of the time
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Wrap bacon around a brick and I will eat it I loves me some bacon!!
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:15 PM
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I saw this in another forum, and found a shop that sell tchotkes that have to do with bacon. J. something? I'll have to look that other forum up, it was probably a year ago.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:47 PM
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blt one of my favorites..bacon in a salad is down right yum!! yum!! dang i feel like having a blt right now..
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:08 PM
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Have bacon but finding a good tomato right now is a bit of a problem after the freezes. Plan B will be to make some potato salad and doctor it with yummy bacon.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by tookey View Post
Wrap bacon around a brick and I will eat it I loves me some bacon!!
For a real cholesterol treat wrap bacon around jumbo shrimp and cook it on the BBQ!

Or, try the Bacon Explosion (a local creation) !

Bacon Explosion: The BBQ Sausage Recipe of all Recipes
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