In the past month, I’ve been doing this while I’ve had friends/family over. Each time, someone is surprised that I cook bacon like this. It’s not as though I’ve always done it like this, this is a recent thing, maybe a year now? But it is the BEST way to cook bacon. There is no grease splatter, no messy pans to scrub up, no grease burns on my fingers, and flat bacon.
Is is just me that likes flat bacon? I’ve never really enjoyed curly bacon at all. I think it must be my OCD that likes flat bacon. I’ve always admired bacon that is whisked out to you in a restaurant for breakfast and it’s flat. I’m weird that way.
So here is the incredibly easy, no muss, no fuss way to cook bacon in the oven.
Grab a rimmed baking sheet and line it with foil.
Crank up your oven to 375˚ and put them in for 10 minutes. At the 10 minute mark, flip them over. This next part will be individualization for you. If you happen to have thick cut bacon, you’ll need to cook it a bit longer OR if you do not trust the temperature in your oven, you will need to account for it by watching it the last few minutes. Some folks like floppy bacon, so cook it less than what I do. Oh, and that is 7 minutes! Total time cooking 17 minutes for this bacon and my oven temp.
See? Purdy, right?
I don’t let them sit in the grease but let them drain on a paper towel.
Clean up is easy….pour the grease into your discard-oil container unless you need to save some for cooking, then pour it into your glass jar but let the grease cool a bit before you do that.
Throw away the aluminum foil and all you have is a slightly greased baking pan. 1,2,3 cleanup is a snap.
I cook the whole package and let my husband grab what he needs for his breakfast protein.
I hope you enjoy Bakin’ Bacon now!