Monday, August 26, 2013

The Best (And Easiest) Way To Cook Bacon

I love bacon.  Bacon really does make it better!

And now that it's tomato season, I find myself wanting bacon almost daily for sandwiches and salads and even in pasta dishes.  It's a need!

For years, I would buy the pre-cooked bacon.  But the price is sort of obnoxious.  So a few years ago, I started baking half a package of turkey bacon at a time in the oven.  And have never looked back!

You can totally do this with pork bacon too.  I just happen to prefer cooking turkey bacon at home.  I save the real deal for a treat at diners once in a blue moon.

I've seen a similar recipe that bakes the bacon right on a sheet pan and then flips it half way through.  That seems tedious to me.  And while that's not exactly complicated, my way is far easier.

* Place wire cooling rack on top of cookie baking sheet.  Lay bacon in single layer on metal rack.
* Place in cool oven.
* Turn oven on to 425.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until done.

That's it!  Then you can store your cooled bacon in a container for all of your bacon needs that week!  Such as bacon jam or breakfast burritos or creamy potato leek soup or sweet potato salad with bacon.  And of course, the classic that never goes out of style, albeit often out of season, BLT!


Vett Vandiver said...

omg looks sooo yum! I love turkey bacon!

The Preppy Student said...

I love this post! I love bacon!

Have a happy Monday!

AEOT said...

I have to do mine at 425 or else it doesn't ever crisp up. I wonder if it depends on the thickness of the cut? I do love it cooked in the oven though!!

Flo said...

Baking it is the only way to go, I've been doing it that way for a couple of years and it's so much easier.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

AOET- I cook mine at 425 too! I didn't realize I wrote 350 until you mentioned that. Ha. Thanks for leaving that comment!!


3 Peanuts said...

So funny. I read this on pinterest a few weeks ago and have been cooking all our bacon that way too. It is so easy.. Except I put foil on a baking sheet for easy clean up. Why didn't we know this years ago? Maybe you did. I did not:)


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