Bacon is amazing. It’s wonderful, really. But, it is a MESS to cook on the stovetop. That is why, most of the time now, we cook it in the oven.
Trust me when I say that we are serious about our bacon in the Bradshaw household. So, I’m giving you good information here… not just a shortcut.
Preheat your oven to 400F. Line a large cookie sheet (or two smaller ones that can fit side-by-side in the oven) with parchment paper or foil. For cleaning ease, make sure that you cover it sufficiently, so that no grease will end up touching the cookie sheet.
Lay out the strips of bacon on the lined sheet (touching is fine…) as efficiently as necessary, in order to fit the whole pound in one batch.
Place in preheated oven, and cook 15-25 minutes, depending on how crispy you like it, and depending on the brand, etc.
All bacon cooks a little differently, so I like to always start with 15 minutes. Sometimes this is perfect. However, a couple of days ago, it took my bacon 28 minutes to finish! I’m still trying to figure that one out…
When done (or a little earlier, if necessary… You don’t really want to “boil” your bacon in its fat), drain the fat into your bacon grease container, and save for later use… in basically anything.
Ta-da! It’s so easy, and SO much cleaner! Our floors used to be coated in grease, thanks to stovetop frying. But, now it’s under control. 🙂