Thursday, June 17, 2010

I Put the Bake in Bacon

Have you ever tried baking your bacon? No? Well let me tell you... DO IT! Need more convincing? OK then. Here are the reasons you should give it a shot:

  1. Your house won't smell like bacon for a week (if you like your house to smell like bacon for a week then this probably isn't for you).
  2. All the bacon slices cook evenly.
  3. You won't get splattered with bacon grease.
  4. You don't have to flip it over.
  5. One less thing to watch while you make your family breakfast in the morning.
  6. No messy cleanup.
  7. You can cook a lot at one time.
  8. It's extremely easy.

If that didn't convince you of the awesomeness of baking bacon, I don't know what will. Here's how you do it...

Cover a baking sheet with tin foil.

Place a cooling rack inside your foil lined pan and spray it with non-stick spray.

Add as many strips of bacon as you would like, but make sure there is a little space in between so they cook evenly.

Put it on the center rack of your oven and turn the temperature to 375 deg. F. (no need to preheat!)

Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes (depending on how thick your bacon is and how crispy you like it).

and WA LA! Perfect bacon! And it's done as soon as you're done making the pancakes!

The best part is, there's no messy cleanup! I let the fat cool down and solidify, then put the cooling rack in the dishwasher, wad up the tin foil from the baking sheet and throw it away, and put the perfectly clean baking sheet back in the drawer! How awesome is that?


Rachel said...

I also like to bake my bacon!
Another benefit is that the fat all drains off so I think it's (a little) less fatty that way.

It's Me said...

I like baking bacon as well, expecially if I am cooking quite a bit at one time (I also have one of the microwave bacon sheets, so that is handy too). I love sprinkling rosemary on the bacon when using it on hamburgers. Sooo, good. I'm glad you got a brand new oven. It is heaven!

thebluemuse said...

Whoa, another fabulous bacon makin' tip this week. A few days ago my mom revealed her secret for easy bacon is her George Foreman Lean Mean Grillin' Machine. Irony, yes! ;)

Holly said...

This sounds like a way I could handle bacon! YAY!