Friday, March 27, 2009

Beautiful Bacon

I thought it would be fun to share how I like to cook bacon. My sister Sara actually told me about this a few years ago after finding it in a Taste of Home magazine. I like this method because it is so much cleaner and easier than the traditional frying.

First I line a cookie sheet with foil and then the bacon. It can overlap a little because bacon always shrinks when it cooks. I put it in a preheated 400 degree oven and cook for about 10 minutes. I then like to turn the bacon and put back in the oven for 5 or 6 minutes (or longer, depending on how crispy you want the bacon). After it is done "baking" I take it out and put it on a paper towel lined plate. If you like to use bacon drippings, then just pour them into the container of your choice. Cleanup is easy, just throw away the foil and that's it! Here are before and after pictures.


  1. Oh! I love to cook my bacon too! I can't see that I'll ever fry it in a pan again. I do mine a little bit differently. Only in that I set my oven to 375. I love it because it comes out nice and flat, and if I time it just right it's cooked enough to not be fatty, but soft enough that it isn't dry. I hope that makes sense.

    There was a time that we'd baked bacon several times in before using the oven for other things. I made some brownies, and they had a faint hint of bacon to them. LOL!!! So, keep in mind that you might need to run the clean cycle on your oven every once in a while. That's still better than splattered grease in the kitchen from frying it on the stove. Thanks for this one Martha!

  2. For this one post alone...I'm a fan! My boys love bacon but I hate the grease all over my kitchen. Thanks for the tip!