Monday, February 6, 2012

Cooking Bacon!

I enjoy bacon.  Different people like bacon prepared in different ways.  Wayne and I both like ours extra crispy.  The problem is cooking it.  If we cook it in a pan, the grease splatters everywhere.  Someone once told me to try cooking it in the oven on a cookie sheet.  I did that, and it worked well, but I wondered how much grease was still splattering around inside my oven.  And since I hate cleaning the oven, I didn't embrace that method whole-heartedly either.  There's always the paper towel in the microwave method, too.  But I always found it hard to gauge between half-raw (which is how some people prefer bacon) and burned to a crisp.

The other day I was cooking hamburgers on our George Foreman grill.  (It's what I turn to when it's a bit too nippy outside for grilling, or when I just want to cook up enough for lunch.)  And I thought to myself that a chunk of bacon would be good on my hamburger. 

I knew there was bacon in the refrigerator.  So, I pulled it out and sighed, thinking about the splatter mess it would make.  Then the thought hit me!  "I bet I could cook this on the Foreman!"

Once the hamburgers were done, I put the bacon on it, and 4-5 minutes later, it was cooked to perfection.  No grease splatters anywhere.  And all the grease just ran out of the Foreman to the little grease collection tray!

So, from now on, I'm pleased to announce that bacon will be served regularly at our house!  While I still don't enjoy washing the Foreman, I can cook up a bunch of bacon at once and keep it in the refrigerator for those times when a piece of bacon would just "make" a sandwich!


  1. That looks like some good bacon! (not fatty) Where did you buy that?

  2. It's turkey bacon. It's on sale at Save a Lot. Both Wayne and I hate it when we bite into a big chunk of fat, so I like to stick with the turkey stuff. Cooking it on the Foreman really helps. I wonder why I didn't think of it before...