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Bacon is a very serious item at our house. Cooked almost every weekend by my husband, it’s not only delicious, but nutritious;) Just kidding… All joking aside, we have some household rules when it comes to what bacon we choose, and how it is cooked.
I’m sure you have a few questions. Like, “What kind of bacon?”, and, “What do you mean, how it’s cooked?? There are only one or two ways to cook bacon, right?” Let me explain.
I’ve spent my whole married life cooking bacon on the stovetop, or in the oven(which, by the way, is super handy). Only in the last couple of years have we changed the way our bacon is cooked. WE COOK IT OUTSIDE. Yes, outside.
Actually my husband is in charge of bacon now, and he cooks it outside. In fact, I’m going to let him take over for the rest of this post!
Mr. Weighs In
So in no particular order, here’s some miscellaneous “stuff”.
- *First, Be Safe! Twig stoves are small, cast iron frying pans are big. Bacon fat burns well, and you’re using an open flame that can whip around pretty well. You might use a knife or axe to make your kindling, so just imagine where the sharp thing might go if it slips or glances off of anything.
- If you cook it outside it won’t smell up your house.
- If you’re the only male in your household (or female), you can go outside for a wee break from the din. (Because you should start this before the rest of the food…in the morning you can wake up with a fire and cowboy coffee.)
- You can be a hero for 5 minutes while everyone enjoys your specialty, which was really just you having a bit of fun.
- You or someone you know might like to play around with … fire, wood, knife, twig stove, ferro rod.
- Just cooking the stuff on the stovetop will get you a great result, just don’t drain off the fat.
- If you try to cook this outside and it’s too windy, your fire is suffering or whatever, just admit temporary outdoor cooking defeat and stand over the stovetop for a while.
- (Mrs. arrives on the scene and starts to advise on the content here, then thinks better of it and leaves. Haha.)
- I like the smell of wood smoke, Mrs. doesn’t. I don’t think it hurts the bacon.
- *Pro tip: Not just good in potato soup, with pancakes, eggs, waffles or corn bread, get yourself some tostadas, egg, cheese, tomato, cilantro, sour cream or whatever and enjoy some delicious crunchy breakfast.
- Learn to cook other things outside.
P.S. We use thick-cut bacon whenever possible. 😉
If you have any questions for him, please comment below!
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