Freezer Cooking Win…and Fail: Baked Bacon

by Ivory Soap on 12/27/2012

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Those biscuits were awesome, btw, but I will get to those in another post.  Right now we need to talk PIG.

My children really latched onto that “World Bacon Shortage” story back in September.  I think it’s a self-fulfilling prophesy, as they are eating bacon like “shortage” meant “extinction.”

My husband used to bar tend at a steakhouse when we were first married.  Lone Star Steakhouse baked up pounds and pounds of bacon each morning before they opened for lunch.  This method is now well-known on the interwebs, but I’ll review here:

1.  Heat oven to 375.

2.  Place bacon in one layer on foil lined pan (or not if you don’t mind scrubbing)

3.  Cook until done, or just under done if you wanna nuke it from frozen.

4.  Cool and bag.

5.  Freeze.

Our mistake was step 3.  We cooked it until done.  That meant after a couple of glasses of wine, there was nothing, not even a 30 second nuking, standing in between my husband and me…and three pounds of fully-cooked, crispy bacon.

Deanna

BAD IDEA.



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Hedie January 7, 2013 at 4:47 am

First of all, WHY is bacon so yummy, so flavorful, SO EXPENSIVE! ha Whenever I have to fry up a large amount, I always try to do it in the oven on my broiler pan. I don’t use the foil as I use the grease to add flavor to beans, wilted lettuce, etc. I like it because I don’t have to clean up the grease spatters all over my stove top! I’ve never been able to “freeze” it as it just doesn’t last long enough to put away, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Mary January 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Maybe you could reheat overlooked bacon by steaming? Or heat lamp? Might not be crispy when steamed, but would be warm.
Mae

Katie January 8, 2013 at 10:55 am

I discovered the same evil/yummy snack by accident one night-staying up way too late! Red wine and cooked bacon straight from the freezer. If this is wrong….

Dana Mann September 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

I LOVE to cook our bacon in the oven!!!! My sister, a wonderful lunch lady, taught me this trick. With the 5 children I have this is the best way to have enough time for a big breakfast on the weekends. Have you had chocolate covered bacon? i bet it would go VERY well with red wine!

cannon January 25, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Ive had chocolate covered bacon as well as brown sugar baked bacon. I saw a picture recently of bacon baked in heart shapes. I believe this will be a perfect chocolate covered valentines day treat!

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