Do you bake your bacon? I have been for years and it is so much better than putting up with the bacon smell in your clothes, hair and house for hours and hours! I saw a recipe from The Better Baker blog recently where she too baked her bacon but she used a little different process. Saturday morning I made my first batch of homemade biscuits (I’ll need to practice more before I show you those Mr. Picky Eater called them Hard Tack) so I wanted to make bacon with it. We were having company later in the day and didn’t want the house, or me, to stink when they arrived. I decided to bake the bacon and use some of Marsha’s process to do it. As you will see, we buy bacon in bulk and then separate it into 1 lb. portions and then I cut it exactly in half. When I fry it the ends get done at the same time as the middle and ½ a piece of bacon fits perfectly on a slice of bread instead of hanging out the ends. I like a neat sandwich.
The following is what you will need:
1 lb. of thick cut bacon – thinly cut bacon does not work as well.
1 wire rack
1 baking sheet
Foil or parchment paper
Leave the oven off.
Cover the rimmed baking pan in foil or parchment paper.
Place a wire rack on the baking sheet.
Put the oven rack in the middle of the oven.
Place bacon on the rack nicely spaced like this:
Put the bacon into the oven and THEN turn on the oven to 400 F.
Let it cook for 20-25 minutes and your done! You should watch the bacon for the final 10 minutes because each oven is different and it might burn…….don’t want you to have a bad experience!
Another thing that I usually do but I ran out of foil and couldn’t run to the store right then. I make a little tent out of foil attaching it to the short ends of the pan and tented in the middle sort of like the roof of a house. This will keep any splatter to a minimum.
The best thing about this is that all the bacon is done at the same time and all the same way!
Guess what was delivered today? Yep, three of the giveaways:
I don’t know what to giveaway first – any suggestions? I will be off line until Friday pretty much. Right now there are tornadoes firing up south west of here and tomorrow I have my annual PCA conference. I’m usually beat after that so I’ll visit back Friday morning. I’ll miss y’all and I hope you miss me too! 🙂