This, my friends, is a post bred from necessity. If you follow along on Facebook you may have seen that I posted that my sweet, sweet bacon turned on me. In our house I cook a full breakfast on the weekends, and I was cooking bacon a few weeks ago and the grease popped and I ended up with a pretty decent burn on my face.
It hurt. Bad.
I still have a scar on my cheek. Fun times.
Alas, I could not give up my bacon but I was reluctant to put it back on the stovetop again after that so I started researching and experimenting with baking bacon in the oven. (Baking bacon, sortof makes since right?)
Now, I am telling you I will never cook bacon on the stovetop or griddle again after perfecting this-it’s easy, mess-free, and totally simplifies my breakfast routine!
To start DO NOT preheat your oven! Seriously, start that sucker off cold! Line a baking sheet with foil (to contain the grease) and lay out your bacon in single layer. My baking sheet holds one package of thick cut bacon on one baking sheet.
Put the baking sheet and bacon in the oven and turn it on to 400 degrees. For my thick cut bacon it took 24 minutes from turning on the oven until the bacon was perfectly cooked. If you use thinner bacon it will be less. I keep my oven light on and keep my eye on it from about 16 minutes on. You want to take the bacon out of the oven when it is golden brown and not yet crisp.
When you remove the bacon from the oven place it on a paper towel covered plate to drain excess grease and enjoy perfectly cooked bacon! I love that you can just throw away the foil and the cleanup is over!
Have you tries baking your bacon yet? Or, can you commensurate with a bacon-inflicted injury too?