Have you ever wondered how you could bake bacon? I normally have breakfast out, I am not a morning person, and making coffee and wearing matching clothes is pretty much all I can do in the morning. I have breakfast at the same place everyday, it is in the building where I work. Everyday they have perfectly crisp, and perfectly flat pieces of bacon. So I asked them what do you do? They bake bacon, and so can you.
Honestly, there are many advantages in cooking bacon in the oven. Cleanup is easy. Maybe you can cook bacon without it splattering everywhere, but I cannot, bacon for me goes, pretty much everywhere. I love bacon, but I hate cleaning up after frying bacon in a pan. I am not one that can cook every piece of bacon perfectly fat, and crisp, my bacon tends to be overdone, and underdone all in the same piece. This way I can make bacon and it’s flat, and crisp. Finally, by cooking bacon in the oven, I can move other items, for me, this is perfect when I do want to cook breakfast for a crowd.
How to Bake Bacon
How to Bake Bacon
Learn how to bake bacon in the oven, flat crisp pieces, and no mess.
- Cookie sheet - with sides - do not use a flat cookie sheet
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil, you can leave the foil a little crinkled so the grease doing pool under the bacon. Do not use a flat cookie sheet, use a bar pan. A flat cookie sheet will get you a mess in your oven, as the grease forms it will drip down the pan. Lay out bacon one strip at a time on the cookie sheet. The bacon should not touch. You can leave about a quarter inch between of space between each slice of bacon. Place cookie sheet with bacon into the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes. When the bacon is browned and crispy, you will drain it on paper towels. Now wasn't that easy?Print Recipe