Oven Bacon

Oven Bacon

This is my favorite way to cook bacon.

Line a baking sheet with parchment and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the bacon strips on the sheet. One pound of bacon will fit on a large baking sheet with a little bit of overlapping. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on how done you like your bacon. If you want to put the bacon in before the oven has finished preheating, you just add more time for baking. When the bacon is done, carefully remove the strips to drain on some paper towels. Let the bacon grease cool on the pan and then throw away the parchment paper and grease--unless, of course, you are saving bacon grease for some other cooking.

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  1. I make my oven bacon slightly differently. I place a cookie rack on a rimmed baking sheet. I then place the bacon on top of the rack. I cook at the same temperature for about 40 minutes. This eliminates having to drain the bacon. It comes out nice and crispy!

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  2. I bake my bacon the same way Robin does, except I sprinkle brown sugar and fresh ground pepper on top of the bacon before placing in the oven. After it is done baking, Jake and I consume the whole batch in one sitting. We may let Ben have a piece or two.

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  3. I love bacon, but really hate having my kitchen smell like bacon. I usually take my electric grill on the porch to cook the bacon. Does baking it make the house or oven smell like bacon?

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  4. I started cooking bacon this way a year ago and have never looked back. Your house does smell like bacon but the smell doesn't seem to linger like it does when you cook it on the stove top. I buy bacon in bulk and cook it all at one time and freeze the leftovers (OK, there is never leftover bacon- I should call it extra bacon that I don't plan on using for a specific meal).

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