It’s super easy, cleans up quick, and doesn’t stink up the house or leave bacon splatters all over the place! This is now our Go-To method of cooking bacon. Problem is, we rarely cook bacon, so when I need to I have to find the directions again….Elisa’s Ramblings to the rescue!
It so simple….
1) Line a cookie sheet with foil, making a slight lip along every edge (to contain the bacon grease).
2) Lay the bacon slices on the foil. (If you have a lot of bacon, it’s OK if they touch or overlap slightly.)
3) Put the tray into the oven (cold oven). Turn the oven on to 400-degrees and set a timer for 18 minutes.
Perfection every time!
Immediately remove the bacon from the cookie sheet and set on paper towels to drain. (For crisper bacon put those paper towels on a wire rack for more air exposure).
And clean up is soooo simple! Simply wait for the bacon grease to harden on the foil, then fold the foil up and toss. Your cookie sheet should still be clean (of course you will wash it anyway, right?).
So bacon grease splatters, reduced bacon smell, easy clean-up, and perfectly crisp/chewy bacon!
How messy does the inside of the oven get though with bacon splatters? And does it smell like bacon the next time you turn it on? I know lots of people love cooking bacon this way, we haven’t tried it yet but will have to soon!
No mess inside the oven…doesn’t seem to splatter as much as it does on the stove top?!? And the bacon smell doesn’t linger as long as it does when you cook on the stove top- and I’ve never noticed my oven smelling like bacon the next time I turn it on. I used to have an unwritten rule that we didn’t cook bacon on Sundays because my house would still smell like bacon on Mondays….but now that’s not an issue!