As I began writing this post, I Googled “how to cook bacon” and got 53, 300,000 results. I stuck to the ones on the first page. But even those dozen or so posts had numerous “best” ways to cook bacon: Cook it in a skillet on the stovetop. Make that a grill pan. Bake it in the oven. Microwave it on a plate. Microwave it on a vertical bacon rack. Make it crispy. Don't make it too crispy. Burn it, baby. Flatten the bacon. No! Let the bacon curl up.
How can something as basic as bacon be this involved?
Me? I cook bacon — actually my husband cooks bacon, whom I happily admit is better at it than I am — on the stovetop in a skillet over low heat so it cooks slowly and evenly and gets crispy all over. Since he likes his bacon flat and crispy, I'm surprising him with a bacon press which is the best way to achieve restaurant-style flat, crispy bacon. Just don't tell him. I want him to believe it's from Santa Claus.
And for the next 12 days, PKS.com is going to be Santa's helper. Today we're launching our first ever 12 Days of Pork Giveaway!
Each day for the next 12 days, we will highlight a new item here on PKS.com that we’re giving away as part of a grand pork holiday gift pack. (One winner will be selected at the end of our sweepstakes to win the ENTIRE collection of all 12 prizes!)
There are two ways to enter:
1. Pin the image highlighted in this post on Pinterest.
2. Retweet the #12DaysofPork tweet from @allaboutpork on Twitter to enter to win the entire gift pack.
This means you have two chances to enter per post (if you pin AND retweet).We’ll publish a new post each day, giving you a new chance to earn two more entries. You do NOT have to enter each day – it just increases your number of entries if you do.
See full legal rules here.
What item will we unveil next? The bacon press is just the first of many other pork-inspired gift items that we have coming your way. Check back tomorrow for the second 12 Days of Pork Holiday item, and thanks for playing!