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Old 10-07-2015, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: How do you use a bacon press?

If I ever get one, I will doubtless use it on duck breasts, which I love. But they really tend to puff and swell up as they cook, and it is important that the skin stay flat against the pan to render the fat and get nice and crispy.
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Old 10-15-2015, 12:45 PM
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I will also use the bacon press for grilled cheese and other pressable sandwiches.
You should combine the two into one. A grilled cheese and bacon sandwich
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:29 PM
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You should combine the two into one. A grilled cheese and bacon sandwich
Oh, I'm not even sure the last time I made a grilled cheese without bacon. I consider grilled cheese to be a playground, and I try all kinds of things on them...but pretty much every variety has bacon. Oh wait, we did dessert grilled cheese once...those were bacon-less.
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Old 10-15-2015, 02:52 PM
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Oh, I'm not even sure the last time I made a grilled cheese without bacon. I consider grilled cheese to be a playground, and I try all kinds of things on them...but pretty much every variety has bacon. Oh wait, we did dessert grilled cheese once...those were bacon-less.
Desert grilled cheese sounds like a disrespect to grilled cheeses everywhere. They deserve to be called a main course.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:04 PM
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Desert grilled cheese sounds like a disrespect to grilled cheeses everywhere. They deserve to be called a main course.
Well, this was after we had grilled cheese for dinner...we just made the dessert versions with sweeter ingredients and hour or so later. It was a pretty awesome evening!
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:26 PM
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Default Re: How do you use a bacon press?

Why would one want to squish their sandwich?

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Old 10-15-2015, 10:34 PM
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I do Hilditch, I press my bacon between two pieces of bread and enjoy
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:58 PM
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Why would one want to squish their sandwich?

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To compress the flavors. To change the texture. To make a panini. To live and love and experience all the wonderful joys of life. Because their mama said it was OK. Because their papa said it was OK. To see what would happen. To make the cheese squeeze out. To keep the cheese from squeezing out. Because someone put sugar in their cornbread. All of the above. None of the above.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:02 AM
W. Hilditch W. Hilditch is offline
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Default Re: How do you use a bacon press?

I guess I'm influenced by the worst grilled cheese sandwich I ever had. It came out of something that looked like this in a rural GA sandwich shop (?).



Let me assure you it did not look this good. It had more seasoning inside and out than one would want to see. This was their only heat source for cooking anything, other than a coffee machine.

The sandwich was 1/4" thick or less, must have been made with Wonder Bread glued together with an outdated piece of off brand cheese and brushed with rancid margarine. On top of that it tasted like the last thing cooked in the sandwich maker was a piece of fish. One bite, no more.

Waffle irons are great but I'm still trying to understand the utility of Sandwich makers and bacon presses. Maybe I'm missing something.

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