Sunday, September 11, 2011
The Best Way to Cook Bacon
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cover a large baking sheet that has a lip with heavy duty aluminum foil. Place the bacon on the sheet without overlapping. Bake in the oven for 6 minutes, then rotate the baking sheet 180 degrees and continue to bake until the bacon reaches your desired degree of crispness. This will depend on your preference, your oven, and the thickness of your bacon. In general, I allow about 10 more minutes but start checking after about 6 minutes and stay close to the oven to keep watching (bacon goes from perfect to burnt fairly quickly). Lift the bacon off the pan with tongs and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Pat the top of the bacon with another paper towel. Serve.
Allow the aluminum foil and grease to cool before tossing.