Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cooking bacon in the oven

Time Required: 20 minutes

1. Line a baking sheet with foil. This will make cleanup easier later.
2. Arrange bacon slices on the foil and place the baking sheet on the center rack of a cold oven. Close oven door. Turn oven on to 400°F.
3. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes. As soon as the bacon is golden brown, but not excessively crisp, it's done.
4. Remove the pan from the oven. Transfer the bacon to another sheet pan lined with paper towels to absorb the fat.

TIPS:

1. Don't pre-heat the oven! Make sure the oven is cold when you put the bacon in.
2. Keep your eye on the bacon during the final few minutes of cooking to make sure that it doesn't burn. Also, remove the cooked bacon from the hot pan right away. The heat from the pan and the hot bacon fat will continue cooking the bacon.

3 comments:

Jamie said...

my mother taught me that the oven was the only way to cooking bacon, and sausage. you get lovely, nice even heat, and you can save the range space for making pancakes! i like your blog. =D

Dead Lady Talking said...

Someone made me bacon from the oven once and it was perfect! Glad I came acros your blog! I will be having breakfast for dinner tonight!!

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