“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”
I stumbled upon this interesting little bit of information while perusing the Lifehacker site (a treasure trove of cool ideas of all types) and, though I realize I’m probably extremely late to the party, here, I still thought it was worth posting.
The too-cool-for-school hack here is the use of a waffle iron for bacon preparation. Why have I not heard of/thought of this before? Who knows. In taking this idea one step further, though, how about employing a George Foreman Grill for the same purpose? My old school GF grill has a nifty and efficient grease catch, so saving all those scrumptious bacon drippings would be a snap.
And what about those damn hash browns? Hey, use sweet potatoes, if you like. Not full-on Paleo, to be sure – they’re a much better option, though, than the white variety, if you’ve got an overwhelming hankering for something starchy. Of course you could always substitute zucchini and/or squash here and still put the same “hash brown” method to work.
And hey, if nothing else, Alton Brown is just entertaining as hell to watch!