Here some tips to make frying of meat less messy and easier.
Oil free frying
When frying hamburger patties, sprinkle the pan lightly with salt instead of using cooking oil. The patties will fry in their own juices, without sticking to the pan.
Quick-frying of hamburgers
To cook hamburger patties quickly and evenly all over, make holes in the centre when shaping the patties. The holes will disappear as the meat cooks and swells.
To stop bacon from curling, prick the frying pieces with a fork, or dip the strips in cold water before frying them.
Inverting a metal colander over a frying pan prevents fat from spattering the surrounding area, while allowing steam to escape. Remember to use oven gloves to handle the colander.