Want to make
perfect, crispy bacon every time with little mess
? Try cooking it in the
! I always use this method when I am cooking bacon for more than 2 people. It is
than cooking on the stovetop, you can cook a whole package at a time with no grease spattering everywhere. It requires
, which gives you time to prepare the other elements of the meal (
). Also, the bacon comes out
(and flat) and delicious every time.
To cook bacon in the oven, first line a
with parchment paper or foil. Arrange bacon slices on parchment,
(Side note: the bacon will cook a little faster and require no separating if the slices are not overlapping, but one Chef I worked for instructed me to overlap the slices with the meatier side on the bottom so that the fattier side covers the meat and "protects it" during cooking - not sure if this is true, but you can fit more on a tray if the slices are overlapping.)
Cook in a 400°F (200°C) oven for
about 20 minutes
, separating with tongs if needed, until bacon is golden-brown. Timing will depend on the thickness of your bacon and how crispy you like it.
Remove bacon to paper-lined platter to drain. Enjoy your perfectly cooked bacon in these recipes...
Bacon and Onion Cheese Balls
Chard and Apple Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette
Photography by Leah Kuhne