For the juiciest, most tender, delicious bacon you have to bake it! Oh! And it is super easy!
Can you tell I’m passionate and excited about this?
This is delicious stuff! It is super easy. I’m talking, much easier than babysitting it over a stove top and getting splattered by it.
Now, save yourself some elbow grease and line your rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. You can use aluminum foil but I have read and heard that it is not good for you, as it can leach bad stuff into your food. I get a twenty-five foot roll at Dollar Tree for a dollar. I don’t know how good that is but it is a good way to try parchment paper to see if you like it. I have found that I love it!
This is one package of thick cut bacon; I guess it was about one and a half pounds, I don’t remember exactly and the trash has already been taken out of the house, so that’s as close as we’re getting on the amount.
As you can see, I flip and rotate the pieces so that they fit nicely onto the sheet pan. Sometimes one end is smaller than the other and so I situate them so that there’s a narrow part on the same side of the pan as a thicker piece beside it. Here you can see what I mean, although the pan is not full. (We did this one last week and had too many pieces for one pan but not enough for two full pans.)Next you put the pans in the oven and turn it on 375ºfarenheight. I have been told that there is something really good about putting it into a cold oven but do not know the reason or paid attention to why yet.
Set a timer for ten minutes, at which point you will check the bacon and rotate the pans. You may want to flip a few pieces but I don’t usually.
Set the timer for five minutes. Check bacon for desired crispiness.
I usually bake mine for about twenty minutes total.Note: If you are using thin bacon, I’d rotate the pans at about eight minutes and keep a close eye on it.
I hope you love this bacon as much as we do. Oh, if you failed to set a timer and your bacon got extremely well done, I encourage you to taste it anyway. Bacon is not cheap, so I ate the burned bacon . . . it wasn’t all that bad . . . honestly.
Until next time, God bless,