How to Cook Perfect Bacon in your Oven



Most chefs agree that cooking bacon in an oven is a better cook method compared to frying bacon in a pan. Cooking bacon in the oven yields more uniform cooking and avoids grease splatters that come with pan frying. 

I usually use the oven for bacon when I am using cooked bacon as an ingredient in a meal.  That way I can prepare the rest of the meal (burgers, spinach salad etc) while the bacon is cooking without having to watch over a frying pan. 

You can even cook bacon in the oven from FROZEN!!!  My favorite bacon is the Applegate Farms Nitrate Free Sunday Bacon.  When I can get a good price on it, I buy it in bulk and put it in the freezer.  On busy mornings, I have just unwrapped the frozen bacon and put it in the oven.  After a few minutes, it is completely thawed.  I separate it a bit with tongs and let it cook the rest of the way. 

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 425.  For easy clean up, line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or a  silicone liner such as a Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Liner, 11 5/8-Inch by 16 1/2-Inch

Evenly space the bacon pieces on the cookie sheet and cook for approximately 20 minutes depending on your desired crispiness.  Remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towel to drain.  Be careful of the hot bacon grease when removing the cookie sheet from the oven.

About Reusable Silicon Liners:
I first saw Martha Stewart praising it over a decade ago and had to have one.  A Silpat is a silicon liner made in France that turns any pan into a non-stick surface. It is great for making candy, cookies and chicken wings.  It keeps the bottom of things from burning and makes baking sheet clean up much easier.  Baked on food just slides right off of it.  I have used the same SILPAT silicon liner for over 10 years.  They seem to last forever.  I highly recommend it.


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  1. I have been using this method for years not only for bacon but my tater tots too ,have saved alot of calories not frying in grease.

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How to Cook Perfect Bacon in your Oven



Most chefs agree that cooking bacon in an oven is a better cook method compared to frying bacon in a pan. Cooking bacon in the oven yields more uniform cooking and avoids grease splatters that come with pan frying. 

I usually use the oven for bacon when I am using cooked bacon as an ingredient in a meal.  That way I can prepare the rest of the meal (burgers, spinach salad etc) while the bacon is cooking without having to watch over a frying pan. 

You can even cook bacon in the oven from FROZEN!!!  My favorite bacon is the Applegate Farms Nitrate Free Sunday Bacon.  When I can get a good price on it, I buy it in bulk and put it in the freezer.  On busy mornings, I have just unwrapped the frozen bacon and put it in the oven.  After a few minutes, it is completely thawed.  I separate it a bit with tongs and let it cook the rest of the way. 

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 425.  For easy clean up, line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or a  silicone liner such as a Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Liner, 11 5/8-Inch by 16 1/2-Inch

Evenly space the bacon pieces on the cookie sheet and cook for approximately 20 minutes depending on your desired crispiness.  Remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towel to drain.  Be careful of the hot bacon grease when removing the cookie sheet from the oven.

About Reusable Silicon Liners:
I first saw Martha Stewart praising it over a decade ago and had to have one.  A Silpat is a silicon liner made in France that turns any pan into a non-stick surface. It is great for making candy, cookies and chicken wings.  It keeps the bottom of things from burning and makes baking sheet clean up much easier.  Baked on food just slides right off of it.  I have used the same SILPAT silicon liner for over 10 years.  They seem to last forever.  I highly recommend it.


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1 comment:

  1. I have been using this method for years not only for bacon but my tater tots too ,have saved alot of calories not frying in grease.

    ReplyDelete

I LOVE to hear from my readers! Because of spam comments, I have to review all comments before they are published. I check and respond to comments at least once daily. Thanks, Christine