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Jan 12, 2011 08:41 AM

Paula's English Pea recipe = what's wrong with Food Network

First check out the recipe. Then enjoy the comments!

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  1. This was on FARK yesterday. I haven't laughed so hard reading a comment thread in a while.

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    1. re: MandalayVA

      Yeah, I made the mistake of reading the comment thread yesterday at work...I laughed so hard (and was trying to do it quietly) that I was crying!

      Rachael Ray's bacon "recipe" also has some doozies.

      1. re: coney with everything

        "Rachael Ray's bacon "recipe" also has some doozies."

        Just to be fair...the recipe is for microwaved bacon and is titled "Late Night Bacon" which means it's something you might do when you don't want to get out the frying pan and fire up the stove. Having never microwaved a piece of bacon in my life, this recipe would actually help someone like me who hadn't a clue as to how to microwave bacon before reading it.

        1. re: ttoommyy

          I only microwave bacon, but not with paper towels (ssssooooooo many paper towels!). At Target, they sell this microwave cookware, which is a type of durable, heat-proof plastic. There was a bacon tray that was relatively inexpensive, so I bought it for the turkey bacon I like to have (I know, but different strokes...). Worked beautifully once you realize how much time your microwave needs to have perfectly crisp bacon of any type. To prevent splatter, I put one damp paper towel over the raw bacon before I put it in the microwave.

          Sure as hell beats having grease splatter and then using all those towels to drain the grease after you fry it in the pan/bake in the oven. No need to drain since the bacon tray has raised ridges. Also, it's only about a minute and a half per slice in my dinky little microwave, so it takes far less time and virtually no supervision. Not as hard to clean as you might think, too. Mine hasn't warped or anything, and put cold water and soap into it right after I take it out of the microwave and take the bacon off.

          This is similar to the one I have, but definitely not the same brand:

          1. re: yfunk3

            Oh my, it's just an absolute sin to me to throw out bacon grease. We save it and use it for many things (mostly classic Southern & Creole). Plus it just helps to further season cast iron.

            I'm just picking on you, though, yfunk ... we have friends who do it in the microwave and I tease them too.

            1. re: a213b

              I don't throw it out. If you use the plastic tray, you can pour the grease out just like you do in a frying pan, but it's actually easier because the microwave trays have corners.

            2. re: yfunk3

              I microwave bacon (both pork & turkey bacon) all the time. Only use 2 pieces of paper towel. Doesn't seem like "sssssssooooooo" many paper towels to me. Bacon turns out crisp & grease free. Go figure.

              1. re: Breezychow

                I try not to use too many paper towels in general, so anything that requires more than one at a time is a lot to me. YMMV.

                1. re: yfunk3

                  me too, that's why I use a couple of sections of newspaper, lined w/ only one layer of paper towels. Works great.

      2. Wow, this actually makes the Kwanzaa cake look like a real recipe.

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        1. re: mliew

          And when you *really* think about that, that's freakin' amazing! LOL

          This is too funny - love the "reviews"!

          1. re: LindaWhit

            Hey Linda! That is too funny, gonna save it to my chow.

          2. re: mliew

            You HAD to bring up the Kwanzaa cake! Now there was a thread that will live in infamy.

            1. re: mliew

              can't find the kwanzaa cake recipe on the foodnetwork site. the video is there, but no recipe or comments. hm.

                1. re: huiray

                  I missed this video the first go-around but so glad I finally saw it! I had heard others chuckle about the Kwanzaa cake so now I can join in the laughter. Come on the acorns are 100% corn nuts, right?

            2. Too hilarious for words. This is the funniest thing I have seen for quite some time! Most of the reviews are absolutely priceless. Thanks so much for posting this!

              1. Almost every one of Sandra Lee's recipes have reviews that will make you wet yourself. Start looking at them from oldest first.

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                1. re: C. Hamster

                  Funny! Although I have heard of her I have never seen her on TV in Canada - sounds as though I am truly fortunate.

                2. REALLY!!??!!!
                  Needed the laugh today thank you!!
                  It is kind of up there with that stupid Rachel Ray Bacon recipe

                  C Hamster...going to check out the Sandra Lee's now

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                  1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess

                    I'm going to get all my recipes from the Food Network now--who knew how easy cooking really is?

                    1. re: bermudagourmetgoddess

                      What's stupid about the bacon recipe? Microwaved bacon is far superior to fried, and most people don't know that.

                      1. re: tigercrane

                        the fact that it warrants it own web page/listing as a "recipe."

                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                          Most people I know have never heard of microwaved bacon. Does wverybody in the world know how to do it?

                            1. re: tigercrane

                              I'm very at home in the kitchen and never having done it, I'm not sure I could microwave bacon with good results without at least some kind of directions (not really a recipe, per se).