Monday, June 9, 2008

Minimize bacon shrinkage and curling

I read this once in an old fashioned recipe book and it really works. Simply dredge slices of bacon in flour before frying and the bacon won't shrink so much and won't curl as it fries. The drippings make excellent milk gravy, too.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I put my bacon on a baking sheet and in the oven, it is do easy, not as messy as frying and it doesn't seem to curl.When it has browned I drain it on paper towel(or to be frugal a clean white cloth)

Me said...

awesome!! I'm going to try some recipes in a Little House on the Prairie Cookbook with my daughter this summer and I know that one of the early recipes has you make gravy with bacon...thanks for the tip...

Pat said...

Anonymous, I've done bacon in the oven, too, when I had a wood cookstove. It costs more to heat the oven than to cook bacon on the stove top. From what I remember, the bacon still shrinks in the oven, doesn't it?

me, Mom always made gravy when she made bacon. Bacon, biscuits and milk gravy... makes me hungry just thinking about it! :)

Anonymous said...

The bacon does still shrink but does not seem to curl that much. I never realized that the oven took more energy, I will have to put some biscuits in at the same time!

Pat said...

That's a good way to utilize the heat.