Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
Now you can make bacon in no time! It's easy, not messy at all and everyone loves it! Also there is no exact amount. It has a great smokey taste.
- First all you need to do is take the bacon and lay it down on any of the following, cookie sheet, wax paper, or aluminum foil. We do this for an easy clean up but if you want just lay down on your baking pan. Then sprinkle the bacon with black pepper.
- Next turn on your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
- Put your bacon in and wait about 15 min to check on it then as soon as the bacon is crispy brown or golden brown take it out and your done!
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.