The Correct Way to Make Bacon

March 31st, 2010

The Correct Way to Make Bacon

I used to think there were different ways to make bacon.  I was wrong.

Everybody knows the classic method, right?  Heat frying pan.  Put bacon in pan.  Proceed to burn bacon and/or spill grease everywhere.

Now, I firmly believe there is only one correct way to make bacon.  It comes out perfect every time with no scorching, no mess, no risk of grease burns.  It’s crispy and it tastes like heaven.  Plus, you can make more of it at once this way.

I know it’s almost silly to post this as a “recipe” but it’s amazing how many people out there are still futzing with a frying pan, woefully unaware of this easy and foolproof oven method.

Proper Bacon

Ingredients
  • Sliced Bacon
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 f.
  2. Place slices of bacon on cookie sheet lined with tinfoil
  3. Place sheet in oven.  Let the strips cook for ~20 minutes until dark, browned and the fat is rendered.
  4. Remove strips from sheet on to a platter lined with paper towels.  Discard paper towels when grease has drained.

You’ll end up with ridiculously good, crispy bacon like this.  Because it cooks slowly and evenly in the oven, it’s easy to repeat your newfound success again and again.

The Correct Way to Make Bacon

The Correct Way to Make Bacon
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