Barefoot Contessa's Oven Roasted Bacon
photo by ChefLee
- Ready In:
- 8 -10 slices centre cut apple-smoked bacon
- black pepper (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a sheet pan.
- Lay the bacon on top of the parchment paper.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the bacon is really crispy.
- Drain on paper towels and serve.
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I can't believe I haven't rated this. I haven't cooked bacon on the top of the stove in years since I found this recipe. I wait until bacon goes on sale and buy about six pounds at a time. I cook in the oven until just before it reaches the doneness we prefer, drain and cool then wrap in paper towels and freeze. When we're ready for bacon we just pop a few pieces in the microwave for a few seconds and enjoy. I also save all the drippings in mason jars in the fridge. I use it for all kinds of things, especially when I cook eggs. All the bacon flavor without the mess! Thanks for sharing!
This worked out really nicely for us. I had two pans of bacon so I tried it two of the suggested ways. On the first sheet I put a foil lined cooling rack in the sheet and put the bacon on it. On the second sheet I put the bacon on the foil lined sheet-with no rack. I put the bacon in a cold oven and then turned it on. The bacon cooked faster and crispier on the sheet with no rack. It also stayed nice a flat. The only thing I had to watch out for was the bacon spitting as I took it out of the oven.
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