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TideSaint
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Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
I hate making bacon.

I don't have a skillet big enough to make a whole package at once and grease gets everywhere.

Cooking it in the oven doesn't give it the right consistency either.

What do you love to eat, but hate to cook?


andouille
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
Air fryer gets it the right crispy and contains the grease. On mine it's 390F for 17 min.


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LSUlefty
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
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Cooking it in the oven doesn't give it the right consistency either.


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Tigerpaw123
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
Fried chicken


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L Boogie
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Texas
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
Scallops (any fish, really)
Salads (they're never as good when I try to make them)


fastedLSU
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
Stuffed artichokes
Meatballs


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hungryone
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
Onion rings….what a messy pain. And the cook is still frying the damn things in batches while the eaters are enjoying.
Brisket….would so rather pay for quality BBQ than tend the pit myself.


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Btrtigerfan
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
OP, preheat your oven to 400F. Line a rimmed half sheet pan with foil. Lay out your bacon strips then bake until it’s crisp to your liking. You’ll be able to comfortably enjoy bacon again.


titmouse
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
Mostly anything greek/Lebanese


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KosmoCramer
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
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Scallops


Personally, these are one of the easiest things to possibly cook.

Get a cast iron pan searing hot with an oil that has a very high smoke point.

Sear each side for one minute until well browned and the middle is translucent.


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Turftoe
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
Onion rings
Homemade pasta
Any type of pastry


jamboybarry
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
Anything fried. Just a huge messy PITA at home


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unclebuck504
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
I felt the same about cooking bacon until about 6 months ago. Then I learned about doing bacon in the oven between 2 sheet pans lined with parchment paper and it changed the game.

Get two half-sheet baking pans (they have a 2-pack at Sam's) and a roll of parchment paper. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, lay out the bacon on the pan, put another sheet of parchment paper over the bacon, and then sandwich the whole thing with the second sheet pan on top. 400 degrees for about 25 minutes on the bottom rack is what I do them at, but of course you'll need to do this once or twice to get the tming down for your oven. When I take them out, I pull them from the pan with tongs and lay them out on paper towels. As they drain on the towels they become perfectly crispy.

This makes PERFECT bacon ...flat and cripy without risking any burnt edges. There's zero grease splatter, easy cleanup, can do a whole pack at once, you don't even have to turn it or keep an eye on it while it cooks, and you still get the great bacon smell wafting through the house in the morning as you prep the rest of your breakfast. I put the bacon in the oven first, and easily have grits and eggs done by the time the bacon is ready, maybe even hash browns and biscuits depending on my level of kitchen gangster that morning. By the time the Wife and kids have awaken and come downstairs to the smell of than bacon, everything is ready.

ADDED BONUS - if you save bacon grease for other things (I use it to grease my cast iron when making cornbread from scratch), this produces great, pretty much "clarified" bacon grease that's easy to pour out the corner of the sheet pan into whatever container you want to save it in. Because of the way it coooks, there's no burnt fats in the grease. It looks as clear as canola oil stright out of the bottle. I have a pint of the stuff in my fridge right now that's white as snow.


Grillades
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
Anything with rice. I can't cook rice to save my life. I am actually a fairly advanced home cook. However, the next time I cook rice and don't get either a mushy mess or half cooked grains will be the first time. It's hard to articulate the many different ways I have assed-up rice. Depressing.


madamsquirrel
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
Everything Uncle Buck said. It was a game changer at our house also.


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AlxTgr
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
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I can't cook rice to save my life
Damn, this is one of the easiest things to cook ever. Get a cheap rice cooker. Then, with the cup supplied, cook 1.5 to 1.


Mine would be risotto.


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timbo247
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
Sushi


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TFTC
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
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Homemade pasta


Love it! but fricking hell its a long PIA process...


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TideSaint
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
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unclebuck504


I'm planning on making BLTs for dinner. I'll let you know how it goes.


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Sus-Scrofa
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re: Things you love to eat, but hate to cook
Lasagna


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