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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby chris.ph » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:51 am

:lol: :lol:
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Catch-up » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:39 pm

I learned a far less messy way to cook bacon. Put it on a cookie sheet, set the oven to 400, don't wait for it to preheat. Put the bacon in right away and set the timer for 20 minutes. No mess!
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Quatermass » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:23 pm

Catch-up wrote:I learned a far less messy way to cook bacon. Put it on a cookie sheet, set the oven to 400, don't wait for it to preheat. Put the bacon in right away and set the timer for 20 minutes. No mess!


400 degrees? That's Fahrenheit, isn't it? What's that in Celsius?
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby phalarope » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:54 pm

Quatermass wrote:
Catch-up wrote:I learned a far less messy way to cook bacon. Put it on a cookie sheet, set the oven to 400, don't wait for it to preheat. Put the bacon in right away and set the timer for 20 minutes. No mess!


400 degrees? That's Fahrenheit, isn't it? What's that in Celsius?

200 and a bit (204.444).
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Quatermass » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:00 pm

So about 200 degrees Celsius. You know what? I might try that. :)
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:42 am

After a comment by Richard Osman on QI, I looked up and found what the word "becocca" meant. Now I wish I hadn't. :?
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Penfold » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:48 am

Although I missed the comment on the program I just had to do the same after your post, Tony, and wish I hadn't. :lol:
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Catch-up » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:23 pm

Quatermass wrote:So about 200 degrees Celsius. You know what? I might try that. :)


I will never cook bacon in a pan again! This is quick, easy and there's no splattering, hot grease to deal with. If they're not crisp enough for you after 20 minutes (depending how you like your bacon), just give them a few more minutes.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Quatermass » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:22 am

Catch-up wrote:
Quatermass wrote:So about 200 degrees Celsius. You know what? I might try that. :)


I will never cook bacon in a pan again! This is quick, easy and there's no splattering, hot grease to deal with. If they're not crisp enough for you after 20 minutes (depending how you like your bacon), just give them a few more minutes.


I tried it. It was pretty damned good. :) I prefer them crisp, but I don't object to soft bacon on toast, which was what I had. Thanks for the tip, Catch-Up. I forgot to say that I had tried it a few days ago...
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:12 am

Catch-up wrote:
Quatermass wrote:So about 200 degrees Celsius. You know what? I might try that. :)


I will never cook bacon in a pan again! This is quick, easy and there's no splattering, hot grease to deal with. If they're not crisp enough for you after 20 minutes (depending how you like your bacon), just give them a few more minutes.


I always used one of those things you put in the microwave. similar to this:

http://www.kitchenniche.ca/microwave-ba ... rrency=USD

they work very well, keep the bacon crispy and drain the fat. also don't shrink AS much.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Catch-up » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:09 pm

Glad it worked out for you Q!

I've heard of those Rap, but I've never tried one. I think they shrink less in the oven too. It would be nice to have them on something that will drain the fat. You have to be careful pulling the cookie sheets out of the oven so that you don't spill the grease.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby janet » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:31 pm

Ok so I'm vegetarian (mostly) so the bacon-in-the-oven trick might seem superfluous.....but....my daughter eats meat and had two rashers in our fridge which would not keep until she returns on Monday. She was also 'running late' this morning to catch her train so I cooked the bacon for her sandwich while she ran about like a headless chicken (getting up a teensie bit earlier might be good? Nah :roll: )
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Catch-up » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:32 pm

That's great! :D
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Quatermass » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:29 pm

I learned the concept of amphoterism this morning. Either I missed this in chemistry classes, or it wasn't taught. :| Probably the former, knowing me.
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Re: You Learn Something New Every Day...

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:07 pm

Never try to navigate an unfamiliar site on an unfamiliar device. I got on Facebook using my tablet with this stupid touchscreen keyboard. My sister and sister in law started a chat with me at the same time a friend started sending me messages on my time line (I still don't quite understand what that is). I almost had a nervous breakdown.
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