Bacon, either you love or you hate it or because of religious reasons, you don’t eat it at all. Other’s may not eat bacon because of their conviction of animal cruelty or they don’t like the smell of bacon being cooked. For whatever reason, I respect their freedom to choose. Well, I like bacon!
I have tried many flavors and many suppliers. Schneiders is one of my favorites. There are only two of us in the household now, so we usually cut the package in thirds and make three meals. Those are frozen in freezer bags
Today, I cooked bacon and eggs for both of us, although my wife only wanted bacon. The following are photos of how I cook the bacon. We have been using The Gotham Steel frying pan and compared to other pans, that we have used over the years, this is one of the best. We can control the crispiness of the bacon and the eggs don’t stick to the pan. Also, when you are finished cooking, it’s easy to clean the pan.
This is how we like our bacon cooked. To remove most of the grease,I put the cooked bacon on a paper towel and wrap the towel around the bacon. This gets rid of most of the grease.
I pour the access grease, that’s left in the pan, in a mason jar. In the fall, winter and spring I lay the bottle outside for the grease to solidify. It goes in the refrigerator in the summer. This is how much grease came out of 1/3 lb of bacon. The right photo is the solidified grease. Usually I scrape the hardened grease, from the bottle and place it in the garbage. Some times , I keep it for frying eggs or sausages.
There is just a film left in the pan to fry the egg or eggs. Today, there was only one egg to fry. I only added pepper as there was enough salt in the bacon fat. Toasted homemade bread and pieces of orange is enough for this breakfast meal. When we have family or friends for breakfast, we will have peaches, yogurt and pancakes with the bacon and eggs.
Yes, we like Purity crackers or Purity Cream Crisps. Lately, we have been buying the crisps as there are too many crackers, in a box and they become stale. The stale crackers are used as a base for onion pies. It may seem strange but we use homemade partridge berry jam on our toast and bought raspberry jam on the crackers.
Clean up is easy as most of the grease has already been removed from the pan. Just a matter of wiping clean with a paper towel and if you like you can use a few spoonfuls of boiling water and then wipe clean.
Any left over bacon, if there is any, is used to make a tomato, lettuce and bacon sandwich.
What’s for breakfast at your house??
Heh, Gord, do you like bacon and eggs??
Why was the meat packer arrested? For bringing home the bacon.
What do you get when you cross a pig and a chicken? The best bacon-and-eggs of your life.
Why did the pig kill the farmer? To save his own bacon.