No Mess Bacon

Recently I had to make a large amount of bacon for a class breakfast in Olivia’s class.  The thought of standing in front of my stove frying 4 pounds of bacon was something I knew I didn’t want to do, especially because it needed to be at the school by 9am and frying that much bacon could take hours…and let’s not forget how much grease I’d probably get splattered all over myself and my kitchen.  NO THANK YOU!

So my best friend Nil told me about cooking it in the oven.

She said I would never cook it on the stove again…..

“it’s perfect bacon”, she said.

“Cooked evenly!”, she said.

“And without any mess!””, she said!!!

I was sold!

I figured it would be very hard to mess up bacon….and if it was making my life easier, why not give it a shot?  Plus, I usually trust her ways around the kitchen.    She was right!  Since I’ve done this for Olivia’s class I’ve made bacon a few other times (obviously)…and every time it’s been done in the oven.   And it really is delicious, perfectly cooked bacon….without any mess!   Bacon is a favorite of mine (ours)…we eat it for breakfast, I make a lot of recipes with bacon, put it on salad, on sandwiches…….but the mess that comes with it– all over myself and my stainless steel and black stovetop, was never fun to clean up.  Thanks, Nil!!!

No Mess Bacon

Line a cookie sheet with foil.

Lay COLD bacon on cookie sheet leaving just a tiny bit of room between each piece.

Put sheet into a COLD oven (this is important from what she told me).

Turn oven on 400° F and cook for 20 minutes.  

Flip bacon halfway thru.

***Keep an eye on bacon for the final 5 minutes because once it starts cooking it goes pretty quickly and you don’t want it to burn***

Once it’s done, remove bacon and lay on paper towels to absorb the grease.  



As you can see you will have perfectly, evenly crispy, delicious bacon!  No mess either…once the grease is cooled down just gently pull the foil up and throw it in the garbage!  No need for a grease can or anything!

Ahhhhh bacon!


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