My mom uses a cooling rack inside a cookie sheet instead of parchment paper. Bacon is less greasy.
I lined the pan with foil and tossed it away for an even easier clean-up. I then laid the cooked bacon on paper towels, then wrapped in foil for future use. Should you want to save the bacon grease, pour into a small container and freeze. No need defrost, just chip out the needed amount and return to freezer. For that matter, the bacon can be cooked in advance and frozen, too. Thanks, Acadia, for a technique that makes our cooking experiences just a little easier. I'm now off to explore ways to unclog my arteries. ;-) Made for Potluck Tag.
I only had enough bacon in the freezer to cook up for belts for lunch with a portion left over to freeze or at least I thought but it got eaten up so don't know how it freezes and works out when you use it later but what I did love was that at the 15 minute mark I took out the DM's and made up her belt (everything else ready to go) and popped mine back in the oven for 5 minutes as I like it really crispy but the DM likes it softer so we both enjoyed our lunch sandwich using homegrown lettuce and tomatoes and eggs from the local egg farmer and crispy bacon in toasted wholemeal/wholegrain bread with a touch of b-b-q sauce on the the bacon - YUMMMMM. Thank you Acadia*, made for Potluck Tag.
What a great idea! I've cooked bacon in the oven before, but never thought to do it all at once and freeze. Thanks so much for making my mornings so much easier!!
I've been doing this for a few years now and have gotten a few friends to try it, too!! It's so nice to be able to cook up a supply of bacon for the freezer with little or no mess to clean up. And the strips stay flat instead of curling up like they do in the frying pan. BLT's aren't such a chore to make anymore!! Only problem for me is........I know that all that yummy bacon is in the freezer and I tend to snack on it more often than I should!!!
LOVE THIS! It will permanently go in my own cookbook for use all the time. Many a time I pass up a recipe due to making the bacon, the hassle, the grease, the mess but no more. I had learned this 10 years ago but had forgotten about this method till I saw your directions. Thanks for posting it here Acadia! Enjoy! ChefDLH
Super easy! And good! I often times bake bacon, but on foil. This is a much cleaner method of doing so and capturing the bacon grease to freeze is easier too. Thanks Acadia for a great winner. Made for I Recommend Tag.
Wow!!! I really liked using the parchement paper compared to using foil like I have in the past. I baked 12 slices of bacon and it was nice and crisp in about 17-20 mins. This so wonderful when it came to clean up, just throw away the paper and the cookie sheet was still clean. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Potluck.
I only use turkey bacon now and this method works for that also. It's the only way I cook bacon now. I also do the same -- cook up a big batch and put in freezer in baggies. Love this method -- no dirtying the stovetop!!
This recipe is perfect for a crowd or for doing bacon ahead of time. It allows for other preparations to continue while the bacon cooks. My bacon came out nice and crisp. It was cooked at 400 degrees in a convection oven. Made for *Partying the Diabetic Way*