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19 Bacon Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Mmmmm... You're bacon me crazy, bacon.

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1. The easiest way to cook bacon is in the oven (and it's equally delicious).

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Say goodbye to grease burns and hello to cooking a pound of bacon in mere minutes! Head over to All Recipes to get the deets on how — and why — you should bake bacon.

2. Want to quickly cook a WHOLE LOT MORE than a pound of bacon? Try this clever oven hack.

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They're cooking about 3 pounds of bacon in the image above, with what looks like room for more! You'll want to put a pan on the bottom to catch all the fat, of course.

3. To find out if a package of bacon is mostly meat or mostly fat, turn it over and look at the window.

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Higher-quality bacon contains more meat than fat, so when you turn it over you should clearly see meat through the window. See this tip and a couple other good ones from Crazy Russian Hacker.

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4. If you’re in a hurry, put bacon on a bowl on a plate and microwave it — the grease will roll down the sides of the bowl resulting in surprisingly crispy bacon!

5. You can also cook bacon in a waffle iron.

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This is great when you just want a little bacon quickly. A bonus is that the waffle iron will pull the grease away from the cooking surface, leaving you with crisp and yumilicious bacon.

6. Have a sweetie who is sweet on bacon? Make them a bouquet of bacon roses!

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7. Use bacon to reheat fast-food french fries so that they're crispy and delicious instead of soggy and gross.

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8. Make a bowl out of bacon. REPEAT: You can make a bowl out of bacon.

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Let's keep it real, though — there's literally nothing you can put inside a bacon bowl that will upstage it. Learn how to make this majestic creation at Not Martha.

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12. Want to make peeling bacon strips off the slab a whole lot easier? Wrap a rubber band or hair tie around the package and put it in the fridge.

14. Craving onion rings but trying to eat low-carb? Use bacon instead of breading!

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