Sunday, November 10, 2013

Foolproof Oven Bacon

Buying fully-cooked bacon is a great idea to keep things simple during the week. But when it's the weekend & you've got a little extra time for breakfast~ it's a great treat to make the 'real deal'. 

Cooking bacon can be a big, messy pain in the you-know-what, but it doesn't have to be. Pop it in the oven & let it do its thing for about 20 minutes... that's all it takes. It makes for super easy clean-up & comes out perfect every time. Plus, no babysitting the stove! 

This is also a great way to save some bacon fat for cooking later, without all the burnt bits or mess from a pan. I'm sure this bacon method isn't a brand new concept for most of you, but for those who haven't tried it, you should! 

You can also stop the oven a couple of minutes early, freeze or refrigerate the bacon, & use it as you would "fully-cooked" bacon throughout the week... Just microwave for about 30 seconds to crisp it up.

When choosing your bacon, I recommend going for some that's nitrate/nitrite free, with minimal added sugar (if any) & no preservatives. Good luck, & happy Bacon!

IngredientsRaw bacon

Directions:
  1. Lay out the bacon on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Place the sheet in a cold oven.
  3. Set the oven temperature to 400ºF.
  4. Let the bacon cook as the oven warms for 20-25 minutes (I would check it at 20 minutes & keep an eye on it until it's as browned as you like it... The longer you leave it in, the crispier it will be.)
  5. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to cool & crisp up.
  6. Enjoy!



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