Kitchen Tips: Cooking bacon in the oven

by Jessie on June 14, 2012

Cooking Bacon in the Oven with This Beautiful Frugal Life

This is THE way to cook bacon!  My mother-in-law who refuses to cook bacon because of the smell/mess might actually approve of this method.  Give it a try and you won’t want to go back to a skillet.

Ingredients:

1 lb. package of bacon
Baking Sheet
Aluminum Foil
Metal Cooling Rack

Directions:

Line a baking sheet with foil (to make cleanup easier). Place cooking rack on top of foil, arrange bacon slices on the rack and place the baking sheet on the center rack of a COLD oven. Close oven door. Turn oven on to 400°F. Walk away.

Come back 17 to 20 minutes later. As soon as the bacon is golden brown, but not excessively crisp, it’s done. The exact time will depend on the thickness of the bacon slices, and also on how quickly your oven reaches the target temperature. Remove the pan from the oven. Transfer the bacon to another sheet pan lined with paper towels to absorb the fat.

Side note from Melody: Seriously.  You must cook bacon this way.  I’ve always done it in the oven, but never on a cooling rack which is a totally brilliant idea!

Jessie is the mother of three sweet kids and the author of Bites, a recipe blog that will make your mouth water.  Make sure to follow Bites on Facebook so you don’t miss a single recipe.

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