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    How do you cook bacon?

    Well.... my Granny always cooked bacon in a pan, in the oven. And my mom does the same.

    Now, my wife says she aint ever heard of such malarkey, and says everyone she knows cooks it in a skillet on the top of the stove.

    Is the first method obscure? It is perfect as I dont like crispy bacon, rather I prefer done, but still chewy.
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    Skillet with bacon press.

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    Skillet. I like mine well done, but not burnt

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    My wife cooks it in the oven, but I cook it in a cast iron skillet.
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    In a cast iron skillet, in the oven @ 400F for 17-20 minutes. No flipping, no muss, no fuss, comes out great every time. At around 15 minutes or so, I might drain off some of the bacon fat/grease & use that to cook the hen apples.

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    Kickstand...right on, and welcome to the forum.

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    Oven bacon, not in Texas. Stove top in a skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium heat. Remove it when it is done the way you like it.
    Disclaimer: The above is not holy writ. It is just my opinion based on my experience and knowledge. Your mileage may vary.

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    I cook bacon, pancakes, quesadillas, grill cheeses (for family) and even eggs on it

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    Got a couple friends that are around 50, country folks, both from here in ky, and neither of them ever heard of it.

    I might add, Granny was from Georgia, and the wife from NC.

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    Cast Iron skillet, stovetop, medium-low heat until the water cooks off, then medium heat until just before crispy.

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    I use a cast iron skillet on the stovetop. This not only cooks good bacon; it also keeps the skillet well-seasoned.
    But a lot of restaurants use the pan in the oven method. I've done it that way, and it makes good bacon too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy View Post
    I use a cast iron skillet on the stovetop. This not only cooks good bacon; it also keeps the skillet well-seasoned.
    But a lot of restaurants use the pan in the oven method. I've done it that way, and it makes good bacon too.
    Is there bad bacon?
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    As often as possible!

    Cast iron pan. Every morning. 2 strips, 2 eggs, 2 hashbrown squares.

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    The only "bad" bacon is the bacon you forget to buy at the store.

    I like the thick-sliced butcher bacon sold at a local grocery chain (Stater Bros.) that has coarse black pepper sprinkled on it pretty densely. I cover a cookie sheet with tinfoil, and lay the bacon strips flat and put into the oven @ 400* for 15-17 minutes. Like others above, I like my bacon cooked through but not burnt to cinders. I can do the cast iron skillet method as well, but the cookie sheet/foil method makes a lot less mess on a stovetop. Camp cooking means bacon in a cast iron skillet--period--usually on a fire grate.
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    Actually bacon on aluminum foil on cookie sheet in the oven cooks pretty even and come outs crispy! Also don't forget to save the grease for gumbo roux!

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    where i work we buy 6/1 bacon 6 slices makes a pound. The only way to cook any quantity is sheet pans in the oven. Cooked on an onion peel to save the dish pit a LOT of effort

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    I cook bacon on a large cast iron griddle on the stove top. When the bacon is done the eggs go on.

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    I microwave it. Cut about 3 inches off the end of a two pound stack of thick sliced bacon and tile the pieces on a double layer of paper towel over a paper plate, single paper towel on top. On high for 5:20 to 6:00 depending on how much and how thick it is. I can easily choose floppy or crisp and all of it comes out the same way.

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    In a skillet on the stove top.
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    In my G-ma's C.I. skillet like it's been done for the last 100+ years,stovetop.

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