Quick Tip: Bacon

Bacon. Have you seen the Jack-In-The-Box commercial for “Marry Bacon”. Over the top, yes, but is there anything more delicious than perfectly crispy cooked bacon? It’s the go-to weekend treat in my home.

Here’s a quick tip on cooking bacon to perfection without getting splattered in grease. Cook it in the oven. Yep, that’s how they do it in restaurants.  This is a great way to cook a lot of bacon at once which is helpful if you have a big family or are entertaining guests.

  • Just lay the slices out on rimmed baking sheets, placing very close together or even slightly overlapping – it will shrink and separate while it cooks.
  • Line the pans with foil for easier clean up (optional, but recommended)
  • Cook in a preheated oven around 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes for thinner cuts; about 30 minutes for thick-cut.
  • Check periodically to make sure it’s getting done but not burned.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve

 

See, totally easy way to do it. Frees you up to work on the eggs, hash browns and other breakfast delights. Have a great weekend everybody!

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