Saturday, March 29, 2014

Oven-Baked Bacon


Who knew 'frying' bacon could be this simple?  I used to dread cooking bacon...simply because I disliked the mess left behind. Some time ago...I learned that there was a mess-less method of baking bacon in the oven.  We now have bacon often...cooked to perfection without any mess.  Just in case you have not yet discovered it...I'll share the method with you today. Try it. The bacon lovers in your family will thank you!

  • 1 pound bacon
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with foil or parchment paper (for easy clean-up).
  3. Lay the bacon slices on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Place the sheets in the oven for 17 - 20 minutes.  (If you are not using a convection oven...rotate the baking sheets after about 10 minutes.)  Cook to desired crispness.
  5. Remove from oven and use tongs to transfer bacon slices to a paper lined platter to drain.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use.
No splatters.  Easy clean-up.  Flat slices.  Simple...and ready to use in your favorite dishes.

Bacon isn't just the perfect partner for eggs. Who knew that it paired so nicely with maple frosting on top of a doughnut?  Or that it could be added to the platter of dippers at a chocolate fondue.  Have you got a bacon story for us today?  We'd love to hear it!

 



24 comments:

  1. My husband cooks bacon in a foil pan outside on the barbeque.

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  2. A Pampered Chef consultant told me about this way of cooking bacon a few years ago & it is the only way to cook it :) on a pampered chef stoneware pan :) of course. lol! I LoVe it!
    Have a great weekend...Marg

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  3. May I add... You do not even use foil with the pampered chef products. Even better !
    Marg

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  4. My mother always cooked bacon in the oven. I can even remember when a pound of bacon was affordable:)

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  5. I did not know this!!!! Thank you SO MUCH!!!

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  6. I cook bacon this way as well, but I sprinkle it with brown sugar before I put it in the oven. It makes the house smell sooooo GOOD and tastes GREAT!

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    1. try some Dijon mustard, regular, grainy or spicey before the sprinkle of brown sugar....yummy!

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  7. This is my preferred way to do bacon, too. I don't need to stand at the stove and constantly tend it....plus the added benefit of no splatter mess to clean up!

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  8. I also do bacon this way but first they are coated with a mix of brown sugar and chili powder. YUM!!

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  9. I use my two part broil pan sprayed with a little cooking spray and water in the bottom pan to catch the grease. Easy clean-up.

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  10. I learned this a couple of years ago too; I remember how excited I was at this discovery :)
    Thanks to the two tips on adding brown sugar and chili powder...I am going to try that next time!

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  11. I have used the microwave with paper towels to absorb the grease...will give this method a try and compare. sounds too good and we LUV BLT sandwiches.
    Thanks for the advice, Barb

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  12. And when you use the Pampered Chef pans you don't have to flip the bacon. Haven't fried bacon in years.

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  13. Recently found out about this and it's the best way to make bacon, hands down!

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  14. I cook my bacon on a cookie cooling rack placed on a foil lined cookie sheet. They don't end up sitting in the grease and I put the rack in the dish washer to clean.

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  15. I learned this about 40 yrs ago. My freshman year in college I had to get up early on Monday morning and cook the bacon for the students. Lots of bacon to be cooked and this was the way to get it done.

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  16. I have cooked bacon this way for many years. I found this to be a better way when entertaining lots of family members for breakfast.

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  17. Does this work for turkey bacon as well?

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    1. I haven't tried it...but apparently it works just as well!

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  18. I use this method too, but I only use parchment paper. When its done, I don't even have to touch the paper, it just slides off into the garbage can.

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  19. I tried this! It's a super way to cook bacon, just as you say: crisp, flat, cleaner and somehow, not such a smoked bacon smell in the home. Although that's not always a bad thing... .

    Now, does any MGCC have an idea if I can freeze Kiwis? Tried it? They were marked down down down, are slightly soft and I can't eat eight before six go bad.

    Freezing Kiwi: how about it?

    Sharon

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    1. Sharon...I can't recall freezing kiwi, but did a quick google search and apparently they freeze beautifully. Here's a link you might want to check out...http://www.kiwifruit.org/recipes/misc/freezing-kiwifruit.aspx Good luck with that! (And let us know how it works for you.)

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  20. I just tried this, and am fairly certain I will never make bacon any other way again! Thanks so much for sharing this idea.

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  21. I cook my bacon on a cookie cooling rack placed on a foil lined cookie sheet. They don't end up sitting in the grease and I put the rack in the dish washer to clean, then I put cheese fondue on it, cheese fondue recipe here.

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