So if you follow me, you know that we fire up the oven every Sunday morning and cook Bacon. Yes, we fondly call it Bacon Sunday. We look forward to it and the thought of the savory smell of bacon lulls us off to sleep on Saturday night.
Now I bake my bacon. Many people are curious when I tell them this and the first thing they ask is, “doesn’t that make your oven a mess?” The answer is NO. It was my sister who got me onto this way of cooking bacon. It’s easy and although doesn’t seem quick it in fact is a great way to cook it because you can get a lot done while it is cooking. It cooks slowly for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven with parchment paper so it does not spatter your oven.
Many times I get up, lay out the bacon on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven, I then get in a quick run on the treadmill and when I’m done the bacon is ready to come out!! I love doing things in parallel. Some Sundays I slip it into the oven and then wander around the kitchen sipping my tea reading my emails in peace. Then when the aroma of the bacon begins to seep around the house the boys start mobilizing and when I hear them I start the eggs and toast. A kind of Sunday dance.
One other thing I will mention is that if you are going to make bacon it is so worth buying good bacon. I’ve tried all kinds. I’ve settled into the Niman Ranch Apple wood smoked bacon. We are in love with it and it is welcome any day in our home. My point is, be willing to spend a little more for GOOD bacon. It makes a difference.
- Parchment Paper
- Baking sheet with edges
- 1 pound of bacon ( I recommend Niman Ranch or any premium bacon)
- Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
- Line your baking sheet parchment paper
- Place the bacon in strips lengthen wise in pan, keep separated so the strips do not touch.
- Place baking sheet in center of oven
- When bacon is are preferred crispness, remove from oven. Cook the bacon to your preferred doneness. Also keep in mind each pound of bacon is different sometimes you made to cook for 30 minutes another time you may need 35 minutes. Check as cooking for the crisp level you prefer.
- Place bacon strips on paper towels to absorb excess fat.
- Serve immediately
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