Here's a tip: Crinkle the foil up a bit, then unfold it again before spreading it over the pan. This creates divets that the grease can go into as it cooks.
I've been cooking bacon this way since I saw the directions in the Washington Post in the early 1990's. Even my skeptical nephew who likes his bacon CRISPY was won over. And BEST of all the clean-up is minimal; no spattering all over the cooktop, no smoking from the skillet. If you save bacon grease for other uses, using the oven eliminates the worry of burnt fat. I lay the bacon slices on the grill pan (the one that comes with the oven) and cook at a little lower heat (350), turning halfway through (10-15 minutes per side). When just shy of done, I turn off the oven a crack the door; the bacon finishes and stays hot for serving. I highly recommend this method; thanks anichka20 for sharing!!!!
I love to cook bacon in the oven...but please be careful.....I tried it on just a cookie sheet with foil, but I had cheap/thin cookie sheets because when I took it out of the oven, the pan began to cool and then it started to bend/adjust and I burned my hand badly when it shifted and the bacon grease spilled onto my hands. So now, I actually take a cheap aluminum baking pan (about 9 x 13 or whatever you have) with deeper sides to it and I put this on the cookie sheet and place the bacon in it and then when/if my pan adjusts, it doesn't spill out and works really well.
Much easier than cooking bacon on the stove ! I made 1/2 lb of bacon, drained the fat off half way through, left in for 15 minutes total. The bacon was perfect! Great recipe! There was a little splattering but MUCH less than when using the conventional method. My only regret is that I didn't try this technique sooner ! Thanks for posting !
Easy, perfect recipe! Thanks for sharing. :)
I loved that I could make enough bacon for the whole family without having to stand over the frypan (while getting spattered). Simple, and the bacon was perfect.
I make my bacon this way too. I generally use a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. I sometimes use the bacon grease to add a bit to my dressing that I put on my spinach salad. I preheat my oven to 425 and cook for about 7 min. More or less depending on thickness of bacon.
To the user who put brown sugar on the bacon. I've done that also and you are right it's awesome!
This is such a great idea! No more messy floor and stove from frying bacon, no more trying to keep my kids away from the stove incase the bacon "pops." I love this, it is the ONLY way I make bacon now. I have found it cooks a little more even if I turn it a couple of times.