Bacon. Oh, how I love bacon. But it's such a pain in the rear to fry it up--it makes a mess, it takes a long time, and you have to hover over it the whole time, so it doesn't burn. Microwave bacon isn't crispy, so I don't like it. And the guys I work with say oven-fried bacon is the way to go. So I decided to make it...Baked Bacon (p. 508).
This is barely a recipe. I mean, you take bacon out of the package, put it in a pre-heated oven (350), and wait until it's cooked.
The bacon, pre-cooked. It's a little over-lapped, but what can you do (well, use a bigger pan, I suppose).
The cooked bacon. It was good but not crispy enough--when I made it later using an oven heated to 400 fixed that problem.
So what did I want the bacon for?
I was watching Top Chef (I'm a big fan!!) and they kept making grilled items. All I could think was yuummm...I could sure use a burger....even though it was 9 pm and I was going to bed soon. But, hey, I had ground beef...
I mixed the ground beef, some garlic powder, and a ton of black pepper. I then threw it on the George Foreman--you can mock me but that is truly the fastest way to cook burgers. I didn't have any buns, but some cheese, bacon, and hamburger is truly ambrosia.
Oh...and ketchup, the nectar of the gods....