Saturday, May 16, 2015

Tried It: Oven Bacon

Mmm. Bacon.  
Ok... this seriously is a game changer.  I always have hopes cooking a nice breakfast when we have company but when morning comes around, the last thing I want to do is stand in the kitchen cooking bacon over and over.  Then clean up after it. And then there's the smell. I love bacon and even the smell of it while you're cooking it, but I can't stand to smell it in the house (the entire house) later in the day!  

Cooking it in the oven is so easy. Line your cookie sheet (or sheets depending on how much you're cooking) and fill it with bacon, making sure they aren't touching. I always cut my bacon in half just because it seems to last a bit longer that way. 

400 degrees for about 15-18 minutes. Keep an eye on it at the end and you're good to go! So easy! If you're baking 2 sheets at once, switch them once while cooking. 


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2 comments:

  1. Yes! I love to cook bacon in the oven... I love that it seems to have less grease on the bacon afterward. Good tips!

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  2. I USE THE OVEN TO MAKE MY BACON TOO. I USED TO USE A BAKING SHEET TOO BUT HATED THE CLEAN UP. I NOW USE MY HUGE CAST IRON SKILLET. WHEN DONE I STRAIN THE BACON GREASE INTO A CLEAN JELLY JAR AND STORE IN FRIDGE TO USE FOR SEASONING. I ALSO USE THIS SAME SKILLET TO BAKE LARGE BATCHES OF BISCUITS. IT ALSO COMES IN HANDY FOR FAMILY SIZED DEEP-DISH PIZZA. COOKING BACON IN IT KEEPS IT NICELY SEASONED SO THAT IS A BIG BONUS. HERE IS ANOTHER HANDY TIP IF YOU ARE COOKING BACON ON THE STOVETOP SPRINKLE BOTTOM OF CAST IRON SKILLET WITH SALT THEN LAY IN STRIPS OF BACON TURN ON BURNER AND COOK TILL DONE. THIS KEEPS THE BACON FROM CURLING UP AS YOU COOK IT.

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