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CAD703X
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re: Best way to cook crispy bacon to perfection?


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Eggs cooked in butter in an iron skillet


the # of people who still opt for "non-stick" over cast iron boggles my mind.

if you know how to properly take care of an iron skillet, you got the best non-stick known to man.

all you have to do is low and slow..people turn the heat up way too hot and burn/overcook their eggs and they stick to the surface.

layer of bacon grease is the best because the eggs 'clean' all the bacon bits out of the pan while you're cooking.

some people just dont understand how to cook eggs. i bet you also only buy egg whites.






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Carson123987
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Cooking eggs in bacon grease is the most disgusting way to prepare eggs.


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You are off your rocker.






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Al Dante
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the # of people who still opt for "non-stick" over cast iron boggles my mind.

if you know how to properly take care of an iron skillet, you got the best non-stick known to man.


I have cast iron as well. I use it for many things. I do not use it for eggs. Sue me. Clean-up is much easier, and I don't care how well seasoned your cast iron is, it ain't as easy. Cast iron is good for browning things. You don't brown eggs.

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layer of bacon grease is the best because the eggs 'clean' all the bacon bits out of the pan while you're cooking.


That's just gross to me. I've never been to any fine dining restaurant where carbonized bacon was in their eggs. But if you like it like that go for it.






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CAD703X
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re: Best way to cook crispy bacon to perfection?


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Clean-up is much easier,


really? i mean..i slide the eggs out and if there's too much grease i throw a little salt in it and scrape it around with a spatula for maybe 20 seconds then into the trash.

a quick rinse under the sink and wipe it off and back on the skillet rack.

its really that easy.

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where carbonized bacon was in their eggs


how hot are you cooking your bacon?? the bits in my eggs are dark red..not char.

again, you people are turning the heat up way too high if you have black carbon in the skillet after the bacon is done.

seriously, you dont eat eggs with bacon bits in them?






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wickowick
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Al Dante
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re: Best way to cook crispy bacon to perfection?


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a quick rinse under the sink and wipe it off and back on the skillet rack.

its really that easy.


If you like to do them in a cast iron skillet then just do it. Most chefs do it in non stick and I don't think it's because they don't know how to use a cast iron skillet.

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seriously, you dont eat eggs with bacon bits in them?


No. I want my eggs as light and fluffy as possible. If you like yours with bits of bacon and bacon grease in them then eat them that way. Don't listen to me.






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BottomlandBrew
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all you have to do is low and slow


I want my omelette cooked in a few seconds, not a few minutes.






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Coater
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Ingredients
1 pound thick cut bacon
2 1/2 ounces light brown sugar, about 6 tablespoons
1 1/2 ounces pecan halves
Directions
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Line a half sheet pan with aluminum foil. Arrange the bacon in a single layer on a cooling rack, and set it in the prepared sheet pan. Bake until the bacon browns and the fat is rendered and bubbly. About 30 to 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar and pecans in a small food processor. Pulse about 15 times or until the pecans are finely chopped.

Remove the bacon from the oven, sprinkle with the brown sugar mixture, and pat down to adhere. Return to the oven a bake until the bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes.

Cool on the rack for 10 minutes before serving.


i know this is not what you asked but i'm a sucker for praline bacon






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Drew Orleans
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You're talking to the wrong person as far as what fats are good and bad for you.

I use Olive Oil and it's awesome if done correctly with eggs.

I don't use bacon grease because it takes away from the flavor and texture of properly cooked eggs. I eat a disgusting amount of eggs in all type of ways and this is only my opinion but...



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