If you’re like me, you love bacon! If I could, I would probably eat it with every meal. What I don’t like, however, is the time it takes to fry bacon on the stove, not to mention the mess it makes!
I’ve been using the oven technique to make bacon for years, and I’m never going back!
Step 1: Lay bacon out on a cookie sheet
We have these great racks (get your mind out of the gutter!) that we use when we cook on our baking sheets. You definitely don’t need the trays, but I like to use them because all of the grease drips down and then I feel like it’s healthier. They were maybe $10 for two of them and you can get them at any big box store. Here’s a set from Amazon.
If you don’t own the baking trays, you can just lay the bacon flat on the baking sheet. Lining the baking sheet with aluminum foil will help reduce clean up as well.
Step 2: Place bacon in cold oven and set to 450:
Step 3: Remove bacon from oven when it comes to temperature
I’m not sure why this seems to work better than preheating the oven, but going from cold oven and heating up to 450 gradually has been the best cooking technique for me. Check it right when your oven comes up to temp. You may need another minute or two depending on how crispy you like your bacon, but I think it comes out perfectly at the exact 450 mark.