I don’t like frying bacon. Never have, never will. You stand in front of a pan for 20 minutes getting splashed by hot grease while you flip screaming hot slices of pork.
So when I saw Ina Garten cook perfect bacon in the oven on Food Network, I was over the moon excited to never fry bacon again!
It’s so simple:
Pre-heat the oven to 425 for thick bacon, 400 for regular cut bacon.
Lay slices of bacon on a cookie sheet.
Place the sheet in the oven.
Set the timer: 12-13 minutes for soggy bacon, 15-16 minutes for perfectly cooked bacon, 18-20 minutes for overcooked bacon. Check the oven frequently until you figure out how long your oven will take, each one is different.
My husband likes his bacon soggy, and I like mine slightly overcooked. When I pan fried, I always ended up with all overcooked bacon – and several sore spots on my arms and hands from grease splashes.
And clean up is a breeze if you line your cookie sheet with foil!
While I was making fried potatoes for breakfast, I decided to thrown in some parsley and freshly grated Parmesan cheese when the potatoes were almost done. It was a winner!!
Have a great day!
Haven’t tried the oven. The microwave works wonderfully. Not a huge fan of a pan unless it’s carbonara.
How do you cook bacon in the microwave? That sounds simple!
Put it in a glass baking pan, cover with a paper towel and hit cook for I don’t know, maybe five minutes? It takes a little while but it’s still quicker than a pan and I prefer the texture. If you pull it out and put it on some paper towels when it’s done it’s not so greasy and it’s more crispy!
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