Sass 101: How to Make Perfect Bacon

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I love Bacon.  Who doesn’t?  It’s the added touch to so many dishes.  However, I hated the mess I would have to clean up when pan frying on the stove.  I knew there had to be an easy way to get crisp bacon, that wouldn’t curl up, and would be mess-free.

Problem solved!  I wish I would have known about this years ago! 

Sass 101: How to Make Perfect Bacon
 
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Ingredients
  • BACON
Instructions
  1. Line a shallow baking pan with foil. Enough where the foil goes up the edges on all sides. (This will help make the clean up a breeze.)
  2. Lay slices of bacon across pan. Bacon slices can touch, but you do not want them to overlap each other.
  3. Place pan in COLD oven. Yes, that is correct, cold – do not pre-heat.
  4. Turn on oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Bake 18-25 minutes, depending on thickness of bacon.
  6. Recommended to set timer to 18 minutes. After 18 minutes, keep an eye on oven until you reach the desired cookness.
  7. (I love Crispy bacon, so I always cook towards 25 minutes or so.)
  8. Once cooked, pull out of oven.
  9. Using tongs, remove bacon slices onto a plate lined with paper towels.
  10. Place paper towels between all layers of bacon to allow remaining grease to drain.
  11. Let hot pan cool for at least an hour. Once cooled, you can roll up all the oil in the foil and toss. No splatters of oil to clean!

 

Want to avoid waste and re-use the bacon grease? Place bacon grease in a tightly sealed glass container.  You can easily use bacon grease in recipes that call for oil or even use it to fry other foods to give it that extra bacon flavor!

ENJOY!!

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Comments:

  1. Maureen says:

    Love the cold oven technique! I never knew that. One thing I’ve been doing that works really well is to line your baking pan with foil and the put a cooling rack on top of the pan. Lie the bacon on that before putting in the oven. It cooks perfectly and also drains the fat off the bacon while baking. Happy cooking!

    • Great tip Maureen! I actually wanted to do that too, but my particular cooling rack is not oven safe (at least I don’t think it is). I’ll have to get a metal one and try it out. Thanks!!! :)

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