Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cooking Bacon: The Easy Way

This is the best way I have found to cook bacon with NO mess.  Let's go through the steps together.

You will need one baking sheet, bacon, heavy duty foil and an oven.

Line your baking sheet with the heavy duty foil. 

Place the bacon on the lined baking sheet.  Put the pan in the oven and turn the oven on to 400 degrees.  Cook for about 20 minutes.  Cooking times will vary depending on the oven.

You have a nice pile of greasy bacon when you are done.

Let the bacon cool on a plate lined with paper towels.  

Now do the dishes.  Fold up your foil and throw it away.  I told you there was no mess.  I like to cook my bacon all in one day so I can freeze it for later uses.

**My sister just called and told me she cooks her bacon on a rack and then places the rack on the baking sheet to catch all of the drippings.  Then you get even more fat off of the bacon.  I guess that wouldn't go with my "no mess" policy on this one.  :)


Lauren Crider said...

Love the blog! Keep posting. I love the pictures that accompany the recipes...my favorite part. Waiting for the post on how you freeze and the reheat the bacon. :) Very interested...

LKP said...

great idea! i hate the splatters of grease i know i'll have to clean up later, so i don't cook it very often as a direct result. =)

Aunt Debbie said...

If you line the pan underneath your rack, then you would just have to scrub the rack. You could still have the bacon cooking out of the grease with no underneath pan to clean. You have great ideas, Candace.

LKP said...

k, so i tried it both ways (with the rack & without)...and i think i like the bacon smack on the foil better than up on the rack. i think the bacon got crispier. but that's me. i'm not a fan of ooey gooey fat sections on the bacon.
so, anyhow, great method! my compliments to the chef/cook. (: