I grew up thinking bacon had to be fried in a skillet, so when I learned this new method I thought.. there’s no way this is going to work. I had tried microwaved bacon before and wasn’t a fan of the chewiness. Bacon in the oven? Whatever, dude. I’m glad I did because it’s so incredibly simple, barely any cleanup necessary and the bacon cooks evenly while coming out perfectly crispy. Here’s the super labor intensive instructions (sense sarcasm..)
- Line a baking pan with heavy duty foil
- Place bacon strips on pan
- Place in cold oven
- Turn oven to 400 degrees
- Set timer for 20 minutes
Once the bacon is done you just remove it from the pan and place it on a paper towel like you would if you were frying it. Wait for the grease to cool, wad up the foil and throw it in the trash. The end. I hate to admit that sometimes I won’t cook certain meals because thinking about the mess it’ll make sends me into panic mode. This is one of those lifesaving (I admit I’m a bit dramatic at times) tips I learned that I just had to share
note: you’ll want to adjust your cooking time according to the cut of bacon you’re using, your particular taste and your oven. Just eyeball it the first couple of times to get an idea of how long it needs to cook to your liking.