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I keep a jar for bacon drippings in the refrigerator. Whenever I cook bacon, I add the grease to the jar, so the level is constantly fluctuating. I have been using the same jar for years (at least 8-10) and have never had the drippings go bad. Keep it refrigerated and it will last forever!
If you are specifically frying them in a pan, I would turn the heat way down, and use a bit more oil. This cooks like it slowly, so the bacon doesn't curl. It does however take like, a good 30 mins to cook a strip of bacon. But you get nice orange color bacon that is ultra crispy. Cutting the strip in half makes it curl less too.
I just make incisions on the fatty rind before frying. I do however use a press to smooth the creases out of my morning newspaper...
If you only need a small amount of bacon, microwaved bacon tends to be very, very flat. Of course, it doesn't scale well to quantities for more than one or two people, in which case the oven method already mentioned is extremely effective.
This is very old practical way to get flat bacon - take your cold water bottle from the fridge, pour into a dish or pan, and let the strips of bacon lay in the coolness. In just a few minutes, the cool water will work its magic. Then cook. It will come out flat every single time. This is an old trick from my great grandmother. Don't dirty up a bunch of ...
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