Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bacon in the oven

Bacon=Meat Candy. Period.

I love bacon, especially the smell permeating the just wakes everyone up in a good mood.

What I don't love is all the grease, splatters, taking up one burner, and having to pay constant attention. How can I make a big breakfast with 2 or 3 other items while babysitting bacon?
Not to mention, I hate regulating the temperature in the pan so that all the bacon stays flat and doesn't crinkle up.
I only have one pan that fits the bacon that is not always an option.

Oven bacon to the rescue!

Take a big cookie sheet and add oven safe cooling racks (to keep the bacon out of the grease). Lay your bacon out in strips on the racks.

Take entire pan and put it in a cold oven. Set oven to heat to 400 degrees.
Depending on the length of time your oven takes to preheat, by the time mine was preheated, it was cooked perfectly crispy!

I will be doing this again...often.
I think next time I will line the bottom of the pan with tin foil. Let the grease harden and just fold up and throw away.


  1. This is such a good idea, Jay! My cousin does something similar to this and the bacon tastes amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party! Hope you are having a lovely week so far!

  2. I'm with you. Bacon - smell = good mood but hate the mess. This is Genius! Now to find oven safe racks. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Oven Bacon is the best, we love oven bacon! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. My daughter introduced me to oven bacon. I'll never fry it in a pan again. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle.