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    Hey All! I've been Primal for a year or two now - and (gasp) never really got into the bacon craze. Don't know why, no real good reason (laziness maybe?) Anywho - my son is now a bacon fanatic and with football season starting, I thought this would be perfect for on the go, easy late dinners. However, I've noticed postings where people say they eat 2 or 3 strips for breakfast or what not. Do you all cook up batches, store them in the fridge, and then reheat? If so, How long are batches of bacon good for? I can't imagine going through the trouble of firing up the skillet for 3 pieces of bacon...

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    I make bacon almost every day (not quite but almost) and I got tired of the mess. I started cooking the bacon in the oven on foil, so when it's done the foil gets folded up with the bacon grease inside and tossed.

    For me, I will make a pan full and some of it goes into the fridge for salads. It's fine to eat, but I have never tried reheating it. My guys will will eat it cold with no problem!

    How I do it (from the internet):

    Put bacon on foil on cold cookie sheet with a rim, and place into cold oven. Turn oven to 400, and cook 17-20 minutes or until it is as done as you like. You will have to experiment a bit, it depends on how crispy you like it, how thin/thick your bacon slices are, etc.

    This also means I don't have to stand over the skillet and can do other things while it cooks. Amazing time saver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by croí View Post
    Hey All! I've been Primal for a year or two now - and (gasp) never really got into the bacon craze. Don't know why, no real good reason (laziness maybe?) Anywho - my son is now a bacon fanatic and with football season starting, I thought this would be perfect for on the go, easy late dinners. However, I've noticed postings where people say they eat 2 or 3 strips for breakfast or what not. Do you all cook up batches, store them in the fridge, and then reheat? If so, How long are batches of bacon good for? I can't imagine going through the trouble of firing up the skillet for 3 pieces of bacon...
    I use a small skillet w/ a lid, least amount of splatter possible. I save all my bacon grease for flavoring other dishes. Put some into some mayo last week, it was ok, not great. I don't eat it often, but I do enjoy the hell out of it when I do. WholeFools has it in bulk, a $1 cheaper than the packaged Applegate bacon & much better quality, so I can as little or as much at a time as I want/need. And it's a local bacon, excellent quality. Now if I can find & kill a local hedgehog myself as these pastured meats are really expensive man & i prefer to be a cheapskate, lol....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TamiO View Post
    How I do it (from the internet):

    Put bacon on foil on cold cookie sheet with a rim, and place into cold oven. Turn oven to 400, and cook 17-20 minutes or until it is as done as you like. You will have to experiment a bit, it depends on how crispy you like it, how thin/thick your bacon slices are, etc.

    This also means I don't have to stand over the skillet and can do other things while it cooks. Amazing time saver.
    This I may have to try! You're right a time saver and I don't think he would mind eating the bacon cold! Do you just keep them in a leftover container?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betorq View Post
    WholeFools has it in bulk, a $1 cheaper than the packaged Applegate bacon & much better quality, so I can as little or as much at a time as I want/need. And it's a local bacon, excellent quality. Now if I can find & kill a local hedgehog myself as these pastured meats are really expensive man & i prefer to be a cheapskate, lol....
    Ha-Ha - Completely understand!

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    I just throw the few pieces that are left into a small plastic bag. I always cut my package of bacon in half through the middle when I open it and work with 1/2 sized pieces, so leftovers fit into a small bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamiO View Post
    I just throw the few pieces that are left into a small plastic bag. I always cut my package of bacon in half through the middle when I open it and work with 1/2 sized pieces, so leftovers fit into a small bag.
    This wouldn't work, I don't think. My kid could take out a quarter of the pack himself. I was looking to maybe 'pre-cook' so I don't have to stand over a skillet at 8:30 PM on practice nights.

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    Ha left over bacon......not at my place!

    Have been making my own for the last three months, just so much better than store bought.
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    I usually cook 2 lbs at a time, using 2 skillets, and cutting each pound in half before cooking. Cooking this way takes me about 30 minutes. When it's all done I freeze it. When I want bacon I take as many half slices as I want out of the freezer and nuke them for 20-30 seconds.

    The 2lb amount is for me only. When I have family coming for a visit I do several pounds ahead of their arrival.

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