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 This is sooo funny! 

We all know the price of bacon has gone up. I used to buy the 'expensive' stuff, but with trying to cut back on everything, we decided to try the 'store' brand at the big box store! Guess what? Guests LOVE it more than the other stuff!! They consistently say "Oh my gosh, I think this is the best bacon I've ever had!"  Todays guests added, "We don't get these kind of hogs in St. .......!" LOL!

Ok, so it might also have something to do with the atmosphere, and the fact that 'they' didn't have to prepare it or clean up, and they are totally relaxed and loving their stay... BUT all the same... The bacon is a hit!!!

 

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Funny the other Innkeeper said last week that  she bought store brand because it was $3 cheaper.  Guests raved. They don't rave about the name brand stuff.  We're serving store brand all weekend.  yes

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We have a restaurant supply store that we by our bacon at.  It's in boxes of 300 pieces at $28.00 a box -- that's only 9 cents each slice.  And to boot it's precooked so we microwave it and in just 1:45 you can do 18-20 slices, ready to eat.  We hold it in our warming drawer and it really crisps up.  We have people rave about it even more than when I buy the thick cut and bake it with brown sugar/dijon rub.  No fuss, no muss, and it's inexpensive to boot.

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oooh, baked bacon.  Like the sound of that.  What temp and what proportion of rub?

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We're only serving bacon now with 3 rooms or less. Seriously, $24 for bacon for one breakfast is too much!

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what do you serve when you have a full house?

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Sausage. Because bacon gets cooked in advance and having tons of leftover bacon doesn't work at that price.

Sausage we cook at the same time as the main.

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Sunshine you and me both sistuh! I found the cheaper has been crisping up much nicer so now I am buying the less expensive. I said this a few weeks ago, I have found the same thing. Guests prefer the crisped up vs the nice thick bacon lately, so why the heck am I spending twice as much!

ROCK ON! yes

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Sunshine you and me both sistuh! I found the cheaper has been crisping up much nicer so now I am buying the less expensive. I said this a few weeks ago, I have found the same thing. Guests prefer the crisped up vs the nice thick bacon lately, so why the heck am I spending twice as much!

ROCK ON! yes

Yep, I don't make mine ahead of time. 30 minutes before, I pop it in the oven! 

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Sunshine wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:

Sunshine you and me both sistuh! I found the cheaper has been crisping up much nicer so now I am buying the less expensive. I said this a few weeks ago, I have found the same thing. Guests prefer the crisped up vs the nice thick bacon lately, so why the heck am I spending twice as much!

ROCK ON! yes

Yep, I don't make mine ahead of time. 30 minutes before, I pop it in the oven! 

 

you do bacon in the oven?   on a cookie sheet? broiler pan?

 

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I ALWAYS do my bacon in the oven. Cooks all I need in one shot. I line a lipped cookie sheet with heavy duty foil and in the oven at 375 for about 15 min. I like to flip it - just me quirks - and then back in for another 5 or 10 and it is all done. Drain on paper towels.

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I have a heavy metal griddle that sits over two rings on my gas hob. I have it almost smoking hot when I put the bacon on with a little oil. The griddle is striped metal so the bacon comes off with cooked lines across it which looks nice on the plate.

Sorry: I'm not keen on bacon cooked in an over, it doesn't have the dark brown cooked bits on it, which in my view give most flavour.

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John, different bacons... around here, what you would call streaky bacon, works well in the oven Smiling

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Ah yes.

I've stayed in many places in the UK that grill the bacon (UK style bacon) and it's just comes out dry and uncooked looking.

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

Sunshine wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:

Sunshine you and me both sistuh! I found the cheaper has been crisping up much nicer so now I am buying the less expensive. I said this a few weeks ago, I have found the same thing. Guests prefer the crisped up vs the nice thick bacon lately, so why the heck am I spending twice as much!

ROCK ON! yes

Yep, I don't make mine ahead of time. 30 minutes before, I pop it in the oven! 

 

you do bacon in the oven?   on a cookie sheet? broiler pan?

 

I line a jelly roll pan with foil, lay the bacon directly on it, put in oven at 350 set timer and check it at 30 mins. usually turn off the oven then, reset timer for 3 mins and then take out. Perfect! 

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I tried this once, but found that the splattering grease was making a mess and smoking up quite a bit.  Does this happen to you?  It's the only reason I don't do it.  

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Kay Nein wrote:

I tried this once, but found that the splattering grease was making a mess and smoking up quite a bit.  Does this happen to you?  It's the only reason I don't do it.  

WOW! no. that has never happened to me. I wouldn't do it if it did. I have a gas oven, don't know if that makes a difference. I've never had smoke with it either. In fact, its cleaner than when I cook it on top of the stove. 

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I tried a few pieces this weekend and it worked well.  I did 375*.  The slices got a little too dark on one side so I flipped the foil over the edges and put it back in.  Might start doing this more often.  I was a little nervous about moving the pan with the hot oil in it.  I'm a klutz!

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Forgot to say my stove is electric - no slatters

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whenever we did make it...I did it on a baking rack placed on a jelly roll/ cookie pan to catch the grease. you can also use the broiler pan

I hated the smell of frying bacon in my house. I am probably the only person I know who does not like bacon.surprise

375-400 degrees till crispy. 15 or so minutes

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funny!

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