if you love bacon, you’re going to love baked bacon. i’m a bacon lover and my hubby has always pan fried it to perfection.
while thumbing through a cookbook a few weeks ago it suggested baking your bacon. i’m all for new ways to cook old foods.
i preheat my oven to 350°, gathered my stainless steel grid, my baking sheet, bacon, and started laying all those strips in a row across the grid, popped it into the oven, and patiently waited for my baked bacon.
we like crispy bacon in our house, so i bake the bacon for 35-40 minutes, if you prefer wiggly bacon [as my my kids used to call it], check for doneness around 25-30 minutes.
the bonus of baking bacon is, NO BACON GREASE SPLATTERRING onto your hands, arms, eyes or into all the cracks and crevices on your stovetop! ..even if the baked bacon didn’t taste amazing, it’d be worth it for that one reason!
BUT… baked bacon happens to taste amazing ..and there’s no going back now, we’ve baked bacon every weekend since.
oh, and don’t forget to reserve the bacon fat in a mason jar for use later. our grandma’s grandmas sure knew what they were doing, every household had a container of bacon fat for use as a healthy ‘real’ oil for cooking.. we’ve come full circle!
tip. store your reserved fat in the refrigerator.