I had a couple pounds of bacon to make this morning for the extended family and thought I’d try cooking it in the oven like I’ve heard about… “Less Mess! Cooks more evenly!” the cooking sites all swear. I’m dubious.
So, here’s the set-up:
Here is all that bacon again, just because. Y’know. Bacon!
All done! Looks pretty good… but when has bacon not looked good, amiright?
We did like the super ease of cooking the bacon in the oven- no turning, no hovering. But the clean up is just as bad- a messy baking pan and a rack to clean.
However (bottom line)-
It was great, either way. Because it’s BACON.
The oven baked bacon was less crisp than the pan fried. This would be great for BLT sandwiches, no?
If you prefer crispy, rendered strips, stick with the pan. Don’t have time to fuss with babysitting your fatty, smoky, favorite strips of yumminess? Use the oven.
Want the recipe? As per The All-Knowing Alton Brown, click here for his directions (start the pan in a cold oven, 400 for 15-20 minutes).
All this bacon did go into breakfast burritos… I did share it. Grudgingly.