Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Cooking Bacon in the Oven
This is my new favorite way to cook bacon. No greasy stove top, easy cleanup and perfectly crispy.
Line a baking sheet with foil. Place metal cooling 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.