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    why can't you buy precooked bacon?

    why can you not buy precooked bacon like you can do with ham? everyone would buy it. sat here eating a crappy ham sandwich

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    You can, we have some in our fridge

    How difficult is it to stick it in a pan for a couple of minutes?

    "everyone would buy it" - Erm, no.

    Original Poster

    liamf12

    You can, we have some in our fridge



    ​where did you buy it?

    you can stick it in the oven for 15 minutes. job done.

    You could always cook a load, and put it in the fridge, you then have pre cooked bacon for 2-3 days. Then repeat.

    chuckiedoll

    TescoMorrisonsSainsburysEtc....



    Extortionate pricing, which is the reason why no-one but lazy people buy it.

    m5rcc

    Extortionate pricing, which is the reason why no-one but lazy people buy … Extortionate pricing, which is the reason why no-one but lazy people buy it.


    Agree entirely, but op asked the question

    chuckiedoll

    Agree entirely, but op asked the question



    OP needs to get out more...

    chuckiedoll

    Or if posh...Waitrose



    2 for £4 - bargain oO

    Costco do.

    my friend cooks it in the microwave!

    You could cook it & freeze it. It only take's a couple of minutes in the pan or on a health grill though.
    Aldi, Lidl, iceland etc... also sell the pre-cooked version, might be cheaper there.
    Bit off topic but i think quite a lot of bacon is cured and therefore edible without cooking. (check if it's cured before you eat it though or you might end up with a dodgy tummy). I'm not so sure that it would rival a cooked bacon buttie though.
    Then there is Pancetta, which is sort of Italy's version of bacon. It's cured & can be eaten straight fron pack or lightly pan fried. It's so amazingly yum, usually not the cheapest but totally worth it every now and then (again Aldi is likely cheaper).

    4 minutes in microwave for about 4 slices.. simple..

    I cook it at work.
    Edited by: "Dawsy" 19th Jun

    Derby_Lad

    Costco do.


    Is it any good , dear ?

    Original Poster

    Dawsy

    4 minutes in microwave for about 4 slices.. simple..I cook it at work.



    ​never heard of anyone cooking it in the microwave. does it turn crispy?

    I get it from Costco aswell, its superb.

    One of my fussy friends use to buy it as he hated cooking smells in his house.

    marks and spencers sell it next to cooked chicken etc

    snoopy18

    Is it any good , dear ?



    ​It is like the bacon you would get in the supermarket sandwiches.

    for real? it's the easiest thing in the world to cook. we cook ours in the air fryer

    brendanhickey

    ​never heard of anyone cooking it in the microwave. does it turn crispy?



    ​its better in a pan

    snoopy18

    Is it any good , dear ?



    Price wise it wasn't daft although I can't remember it exactly. But it's small strips of streaky. Like at Subway.

    Comes in like a bucket type tub,

    I've bought it from Costco before, think it was between £5.50 to £6 not sure on the weight of the pack

    Can't think of anywhere you can't buy it - all big Supermarkets incl Lidl and Aldi.

    brendanhickey

    never heard of anyone cooking it in the microwave. does it turn crispy?


    Its is better fried or grilled but......
    you can cook in a microwave quite well if you use thin bacon which has a low water content (dry cure or the like). Flabby cheap bacon is the pits. Cut most of the fat off and clip the sides with scissors in a couple of places to stop it curling up. I cook it between 2 sheets of kitchen towel to sop up the fat and any water.
    It is a bit of trial end error for timings, but about 90 sec per rasher should give you slightly browned bacon. You can't get the crispy fried effect. There are products which allege that they will produce crispy micro bacon.

    ps I have tried pre-cooked supermarket bacon and didn't rate it.
    Edited by: "airbus330" 19th Jun

    on the deli counter morrisons do roast back bacon slices alongside ham etc , it is very tasty and not dried up like pre pack crispy bacon.
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