So this may be super common knowledge to everyone, sometimes I’m late to the party, but this is one of my favorite tricks that I’ve learned recently for making breakfast and brunch easier. BAKE YOUR BACON! Preparation is quick and there is no need to be a slave to the stove and risk getting burned by hot splattering grease. Plus clean up is easy and the results are great! This is the only way I will cook my bacon now!
What You Need:
First, preheat your oven to 375º. Cover your baking sheet with foil. Then lay your bacon out on the pan in strips (you can overlap a tiny bit, but not too much or it will all stick together). When oven is preheated, place pan of bacon inside and set your timer for 20 min. When timer goes off, check bacon to make sure it has shrunk up and has a nice brown color. Remove and place on a paper towel to drain. Bacon will crisp up a little more after it sets, but if it’s not crispy enough, you can always pop it back in the oven for a bit longer. If you are making more on the same pan, carefully pour the excess bacon grease into a high heat resistant dish or jar to save for later or to dispose of. If you aren’t making more, you can wait until grease solidifies and dispose of aluminum foil and grease all at once. Bacon can be stored in a ziploc bag in the fridge for several days.
What are your favorite dishes that you use bacon for? I love using it in my potato soup and making good ole classic BL(A-avocado)T toasted sandwiches.