This is said to be the best way to make bacon. It cooks in the oven and bacon grease splatters are contained within the baking sheet pans. Baking bacon this way yields crispy bacon slices every time.
Unfortunately the stovetop method of cooking it is messy and difficult to get it cooked perfectly. Once you use this method you'll never go back. It cooks up crispy and flat. The fat will fry up nicely as well.
What you need:
- 2 baking sheets (affiliate link): These should be the same size.
- parchment paper and aluminum foil
- baking rack (wire rack) that fits in your baking sheet
- paper towels
- thick-cut bacon or regular
How To Make Bacon
PREP: Preheat oven to 400°F.
STEP 1: Line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup. That part is optional but will help with cleanup.
STEP 2: Put a baking rack (cooling rack) in the baking sheet.
STEP 3: Lay a single layer of bacon flat on the baking rack. When it cooks, the bacon strips will cook and the bacon grease will drip down under the baking rack so it doesn't sit in it's own fat.
STEP 4: Cover with a layer of parchment paper over the bacon. This will make cleanup of the top pan easier. Alternatively, you can line the bottom of the pan with foil.
STEP 5: Place the second baking sheet on top of the parchment paper. This will help contain the mess and splatter.
STEP 6: Place the baking sheets into the oven to bake bacon. Cook time is 17-20 minutes until it has achieved the level of crispiness that you prefer.
STEP 7: Remove bacon sheet from the oven. Using tongs, remove it from the baking rack and place on paper towels to drain the grease.
CLEAN UP: Allow the bacon grease to cool in the baking sheet. Carefully remove the foil that you put on the baking sheets for easier cleanup, keeping grease and mess inside the foil. Do not wash grease down the drain.
How To Serve
Now that you know the best way to make bacon, it's time to eat it. Serve it with your eggs, pancakes and maple syrup, in a sandwich, or waffles. Or put your it into one of these tasty recipes below.
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What's your favorite way to make it?
Cook the bacon in the oven at a high heat. Cook it so the fat drains away from it while it's cooking. Follow this method of using two baking sheets and a wire rack to get the crispiest bacon!
Use this oven method to get crispy bacon and avoid a big splatter mess on the stove!
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