Chrissy's way to perfectly cooked bacon every time without the mess or splatter!
Don't you just hate cooking bacon? Oh but it is so yummy!
It always makes a big mess all over the stove, and I seem to always get splatter on my clothes and skin. Ouch!
Well I found this method to be flawless! No mess and the bacon comes out perfect every time!
I like my bacon crispy, and others in my family like it in between soft and crispy, my daughter likes it still soft and fatty. Well this method makes everyone happy.
You bake it! Yep bake it in your oven!
It is soooo simple I do not understand why I ever made bacon the other way!
Here is what to do. Line a deep cookie sheet or baking pan with foil for easy clean up.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Separate the bacon by strips placing them as close as you can together on the baking sheet. (it is OK if they are touching or edges are a little overlapped). This is because they will shrink a little while cooking. I can usually get a whole regular sized package of bacon on one baking sheet.
Next I add a sprinkle of black pepper over my strips. (My own personal thing)
I then put the sheet in the oven and set the timer for 14 min.
After 14 min. The bacon is cooked but still fatty and soft.
I then remove a few strips for my daughter and set them aside on a paper towel lined plate, putting the remaining back in the oven.
I continue to cook another 5 min. Then remove them again. Removing the more crispy but still soft strips.
The remaining few strips go back in the oven for another 4-5 min. At this point watch your bacon closely through the oven window, it will crisp up quickly and if over cooked it can start to burn.
I keep checking it every min or so until it is my desired crispness.
They bacon will continue to cook slightly but not much once you remove it from the oven.
I remove the strips left that are crispy and pour my bacon grease from the baking sheet in a mason jar near the stove to use for other recipes later.
Let the pan cool toss the aluminum foil and whoa la! Perfect bacon, no mess and for some reason the bacon does not curl up all crazy in the oven like it does on the stove. Perfect bacon every time! Try this and let me know what you think!
I will never cook bacon on the stove top again!