Tuesday Tips-Ways to make life easier. I know it’s not politically correct to eat bacon, but it tastes soooooooo good! The only problem is the grease splattered all over the stove, counters and cabinet doors of my kitchen when I fry it in a pan.
My solution? Oven Fried Bacon!
Cover a cookie sheet with foil (I use the extra wide foil so there is no chance of the grease getting on the pan.)
Place bacon strips side by side but not touching.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes depending on how crispy you like it.
Once the bacon is cooked, remove it to drain on a couple of paper towels. Let the bacon grease cool, then wrap it up in the foil and throw it away (or drain it into a glass jar and stick it into the fridge to use for later).
I am a recent convert to bacon in the oven. I usually make “bacon straws” though and munchkin loves them. I got the post off Pinterest (I KNOW…so addictive!!). All you do is twist the bacon and place it on your cookie sheet and cook to desired crispiness. I use a cookie sheet and place my broiling pan over it, it fits just perfect and bacon doesn’t sit in the grease. YUMMY BACON…..MMMMMMM
Throw away bacon grease??
Have you lost your mind??
It’s the ONLY reason I cook bacon..for the grease for my cornbread!!
Kimberlee Stokes says
Haha! You will be happy to know that I have since reformed. 🙂
throw away bacon grease? Never! I’ve always baked bacon in the oven. I put a cooling rack in a cake pan so the grease drains down into the pan to be saved.
Judy Handel says
i like my bacon crisp and don’t want the cholesterol from the fat, so i put a double layer of paper towel on a plate, arrange the bacon in a single layer on it, and cover it with another sheet of paper towel, and then microwave it for about 6 minutes.. the fat is absorbed by the paper towel and the bacon is nice and crispy. Don’t overcook it!
I know I’m a bit late to post, but on the turkey bacon – since you have to fry it in a pan, you could also use a splatter shield. I love mine. They are very fine screens in a round frame with a handle, to cover your pan.
Heather Hunt says
I have tried turkey bacon in the oven, but I didn’t care for how it turned out. A trick I learned was to cook it on the stove in a deep stock pot, the grease that does splatter doesn’t go far!
Country Girl in the City says
My favorite way to cook bacon. I use parchment paper on my cookie sheet. Sometimes I will do two or three packs of bacon and then freeze most of it. That way when I need a few slices for a recipe, I can just grab them from the freezer.
I have cooked bacon in the oven and really like the results, but now i prefer using turkey bacon. Has anyone cooked turkey bacon in the oven? If so how did it turn out?
if you put a cooling rack on top of the foiled cookie sheet then the bacon won’t sit in the grease while it cooks. just keep a cooling rack just for cooking meat on 🙂
GREAT idea Debbie!
I do mine in the oven as well, but I use uncured bacon (as well as ham, pepperoni, hot dogs, etc.) like Trader Joe’s bacon or organic (no nitrites or nitrates) and I use my broiler pan sprayed with olive oil spray or a parchment paper lined pan..no foil as it puts aluminum in your food which is toxic and causes Alzheimer’s. I got rid of all my aluminum cookware and all non-stick which is also toxic and causes protate problems in men as well as other problems.. Read the warning on the non-stick…the fumes from non-stick can kill your pet birds!
Thanks Lyn. We buy the no-nitrate bacon when I have room in the budget and I don’t use aluminum or non stick pans, but didn’t think about the foil. I’ll have to try parchment paper.