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    Makin' Bacon!

    This article tests 8 ways to cook bacon, some of which I would never have thought of, much less tried!

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    My wife usually does 2 pounds at a time and she bakes it on aluminum foil with great results.
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    I eat bacon with my breakfast every other day...All I've ever known is the skillet method, and mine is non-stick, even though it winds up sticking after being used a hundred times...I never heard of baking it, I'll have to try it......Ben
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    I wrap mine around a jalapeno stuffed with cream cheese and mushroom.... Throw it on the grill in a disposable baking pan ... yum.

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    I would not have thought to try Sous Vide---but I will have to give that a try. Sous Vide is a bit of a hassle but it turns cuts of meat (of all kinds) from mediocre to marvelous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Grubb View Post
    I would not have thought to try Sous Vide---but I will have to give that a try. Sous Vide is a bit of a hassle but it turns cuts of meat (of all kinds) from mediocre to marvelous.
    I had to go back and re-read the article...That's way too complicated and rime-consuming for my breakfast...I'll probably just stay with my non-stick pan method...That reminds me, there's not much teflon left on my pans...I need to go visit Big Lots next time I'm out......Ben
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    Ben , Ben, What are you thinking ?. Teflon; a poison on your plate. Get yourself a Cast iron pan , season it and never worry about sticking again.
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    Someone gave me a cast iron skillet once...It rusted before I could use it, so I got rid of it...I have no idea what "seasoning" means other than salt and pepper......Ben
    “I firmly believe that it is not wise and statesmanly for our leaders, in this their darkest hour, to teach our people to avoid sufferings and hardships at the sacrifice of fundamental principles of government and the democratic way of life. On the contrary, it is their bounden duty and responsibility to inspire our people to willingly undergo any kind of difficulties and sacrifices for the sake of noble principles that they nourish deep in their hearts. Instead of depressing their patriotic ardor, the people should be inspired to be brave and courageous under all kinds of hardships and difficulties in defense of what they consider righteous and just. We shall never win or deserve the esteem and respect of other nations if we lack principles and if we do not possess the courage and valor to defend these principles at any cost.” - Tomás Confesor, Governor of Iloilo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    Someone gave me a cast iron skillet once...It rusted before I could use it, so I got rid of it...I have no idea what "seasoning" means other than salt and pepper......Ben
    You obviously forego the joys of proper cornbread, which can only be baked in well-seasoned cast iron skillets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    You obviously forego the joys of proper cornbread, which can only be baked in well-seasoned cast iron skillets.
    So tell me what "season" means......Ben
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    You obviously forego the joys of proper cornbread, which can only be baked in well-seasoned cast iron skillets.
    True Dat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    So tell me what "season" means......Ben
    It is "old" cast iron that has been cleaned properly (NO soap), dried, oiled and put away after each use. The initial "seasoning" is rather rigorous but can be found easily on the internet. Most purveyors of iron skillets claim they are already seasoned---don't believe it.

    A properly cared for iron skillet, for all practical purposes is non-stick. I clean mine with only hot water and a brush, then put them back on the stove to heat and dry off, then, while still hot, lightly oil, rubbing it in with a paper towel.

    I am sure all of mine are older than I am
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    I wish my house was plumbed for gas. My electric stove top is not compatible with a cast iron skillet. I have to use mine on my grill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    So tell me what "season" means......Ben
    Did you already forget the conversation at the dinner table when we discussed my need to clean and re-season my favorite gumbo pot? It was in the flood and is something I have not gotten around to doing yet. I suggested to those in the conversation that seasoning was best done on the outdoors gas grill to avoid stinking up the house.

    How to Season Cast Iron
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    Hmmm, all that makes it sound like I'd be better off finding a kitchen helper...And as Bo suggested, my stovetop is ceramic with electric heaters under it, so it sounds like I couldn't use cast iron anyway...I'll probably stay with teflon even against IV's warning since I've used them as long as I've been on my own, and I don't seem to be dead from poisoning yet......Ben
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