Thursday, April 8, 2010

Friday BONUS: How to bake bacon in your oven

Sticking with the "How to" theme this week, showing you today how you can make crisp and delicious bacon in your oven.
Step One:
Place a wire cooling rack inside of a cookie sheet. This will lift bacon away from the grease as it cooks. Place bacon flat on your cooling rack.Step Two:
Bake at 375 degrees until it is as crispy as you like it. I think I let mine bake for about 20 minutes to get it looking like this: mmmmm...yummy!

An alternative method would be to put down parchment paper on a cookie sheet and cook it that way. Please note that wax paper is not the same as parchment paper, and should not be used to bake bacon. (I learned this the hard way) Apparently, the bacon becomes one with the wax paper, resulting in the delicious smell of bacon in your house and bacon that is crisp and delicious looking, but cannot be eaten, without also eating wax paper. :(

For some great recipes using bacon, just type in "bacon" into the search box on the left.

1 comment:

Mary-Margaret said...

Thank you for the tip on the wax paper/parchment paper! I totally would have used wax paper and wondered what I did wrong.