Did you know you can get the same delicious bacon result (often a better result) with baked bacon as you can with fried bacon?
This isn’t so much a recipe as an alternate method for cooking bacon. I wasn’t aware of baked bacon until about 5 years ago.
I wouldn’t eat bacon frequently because I hated standing over the oven and frying it. Grease would splatter everywhere, I’d have to clean the stove afterward, and making a large amount of it took quite a bit of time.
But when you bake it, you can cook a lot at once, there’s very little mess, and you get a consistent result.
Once you figure out the perfect cooking time for your preference, you won’t end up with under-done and over-done pieces!
This is a great alternative when cooking for a large number of people (or if you just happen to feel like eating half a pound of bacon).
- 1 Package of Bacon
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Arrange bacon on baking sheet. Don’t overlap slices.
- Bake 15-20 minutes. Depends on thickness of bacon and how crispy you like it. Begin checking around 12 minutes.
When I bake bacon, I line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil so I don’t have to wash dishes. I just toss out the foil and I’m good to go!
If you have more bacon than fits on a single baking sheet, simple add another baking sheet to the oven.
Also, if you want to save the bacon grease, simply pour it into a container and refrigerate it. It’s a fabulous addition to crock pot meals! I also use it in my frying pan sometimes when I’m sautéing vegetables—it adds a great flavor.
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