Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What's the Secret?

We had BLT sandwiches tonight (tomato for me; turkey for Hubs). But once again, a huge frustration presented itself in the kitchen. So, I am coming to you asking that someone let me in on the secret trick.

How do you keep bacon from sticking to the skillet?

I've tried many different ways and always it sticks. Then it tears while I try to pry it from the bottom of the pan.

Please help,

Frustrated Bacon Fryer

9 comments:

aconkling said...

I don't know if you'd be up for it, but we do the turkey bacon. I love how it cooks up (doesn't stick) and is healthier than the real deal. Plus, I just think it tastes better and is crispier! Happy cooking!

The Feather Files said...

Love, love love turkey bacon. It's all I use, but it still sticks to my pan! Do you oil the pan?

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Kelly said...

I bake the bacon in a cookie sheet covered with foil...no mess!

Laura said...

my mom does the baking method too!
justin makes our bacon. he saves the grease so he has a little to put in the pan before adding the bacon. so between the extra grease and the non-stick pan, there's no sticking. and we add bacon grease to other things sometimes too and it's soo yummy!

millhouse said...

Actually, I don't add grease before I make bacon. Are you using a non-stick pan? Another good tip is to start with a cold pan and cook the bacon on relatively low heat; it takes longer, but the bacon stays flat.

The Feather Files said...

Maybe the problem is that I don't use a nonstick pan. But I don't have a nonstick frying pan, so I don't have that option...

Nikki 'Trexel' Moore said...

Our bacon doesn't stick...are you using stainless steel pans? Everything sticks to those. However, I usually make bacon in the microwave. You can get special "microwave bacon platters" which are kind of stupid because you can just heat the bacon on a plate with some paper towel under it to absorb the grease, if you don't want the grease, that is. I always use the grease in soups and stuff but it just depends. I rarely fry it anymore (unless the pan is already dirty) because then I have to wash a pan.

AJ and KT said...

I also cook bacon in the oven on a cookie sheet lined with foil (400 degrees for 10-20 minutes depending on how much bacon there is and the thickness). I will probably never go back to using the microwave! It gets so nice and crispy! But I will say this, my oven was a disaster on the inside due to all the bacon grease splatters that cooked on. But I've heard that if you dredge the bacon pieces in flour, they won't splatter and will stay nice and flat. I have yet to try it, though.