Bacon lovers, get happy! Here is how to cook bacon in the oven! You can make an whole pound of bacon in the oven in less than 20 minutes, no burnt pieces, and even cook a second pound right after it.
I used to fry bacon in a skillet. Of course, it works, but it takes lots of tending and can be so messy. I hated cooking bacon!
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Then I learned the oven method using a cold oven and bringing it to 400°. It was a great alternative and much neater but I found that some slices got a bit too well done while the others were not quite cone enough. That is when I tried a new method that works perfectly every time!
How To Cook Bacon In The Oven
Preheat the oven to 350°
While the oven is heating, line two baking sheets* with aluminum foil
*pans with short sides which will keep bacon fat from dripping off
Lay out raw slices of bacon on each sheet so that they are close together, but not touching.
After the oven reaches temperature, place the sheets on the middle rack of the oven and set the timer for 15 minutes. Not every oven heats the same so it is best to check on the bacon at that time but it probably will have to go a bit longer.
Reset the timer, if the bacon is not completely cooked, for 2-3 minutes. That will probably do it.
Remove pans from the oven.
Move the slices of bacon to a plate covered with clean paper towel to drain the fat.
When it is cool, put a clean sheet of paper towel in a freezer bag and add the cooked bacon. Freeze and use as you need it.
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Note: prevent cooking fires, do not leave the kitchen while your bacon is cooking.
Tip: you can cook a second pound of bacon right after this one because you do not have to cool the oven first. Be sure to use new baking pans freshly lined with foil or throw away the fat and foil from the used pans and reline them with new foil.
Another great bacon tip=> How To Get Bacon Out Of The Package
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