101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Saturday, October 8, 2011

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Cooking Bacon in the Oven from 101 Cooking For Two
Love bacon but hate the mess? Here's the foolproof, easiest, no mess way to have that most unhealthy of treats. Just slam it into the oven. Yep, cooking bacon is that simple and easy. Bake it. What a recipe... And you have been suffering for all these years.

I initially though the taste would be different if you oven baked the bacon. Nope. It tastes the same.

I did review a lot of methods. Some people put the bacon on a rack to drain the fat. I passed on that since the best bacon to my taste is the bacon cooked near the end of frying a lot of bacon that you are essentially deep frying in the fat. I didn't want to miss that taste. Plus I didn't want to clean the rack.

Some methods "wrinkled" the aluminum foil to get more wave in the bacon. I tried both methods and I will stay "flat" ... it still had some wave in it.

Rating
A five. How could great bacon be anything else?

Notes:  I used thick slice Hormel Black Label bacon from Sam's Club. I highly recommend this as one of the top bacons commonly available. I'm from Iowa and I know pig but use whatever you want.

A thinner bacon will cook faster of course. Your done point is that it "looks done". Don't expect it to look different than pan fried. I like my bacon very crispy so I use18-22 minutes depending on the oven and the bacon.

You can also start with a cold oven and add a few minutes. Or use a different temperature if you're cooking something else. Of course adjust your time a little again.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees convection. Or start with a cold oven and add a few minutes.
Line a sheet pan with a large sheet of aluminum foil (heavy duty preferred) and turn up edges. Place bacon on sheet close together but not touching. (9-10 pieces).
Place on middle rack in the oven. Go do something else for 18 minutes and come back. Time will vary with thickness of the bacon and your taste. It is done when it looks done.
 Drain on paper towels and pat "dry" with another paper towel.
Eat.



How to Cook Bacon in the Oven


Love bacon? Hate the mess? Here's the simple, easy, no work, no mess way to have that most unhealthy of treats. Just slam it into the oven. Place on a lined pan and bake at 400 until done to your taste.
Ingredients
  • 9-10 slices Bacon of your choice
  • 1 large sheet aluminum foil (heavy duty preferred)
Instructions
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees convection. Or start with a cold oven and add a few minutes.2) Line a sheet pan with a large sheet of aluminum foil (heavy duty preferred) and turn up edges. Place bacon on sheet close together but not touching. (9-10 pieces).3) Place in middle of over. Go do something else for 18 minutes and come back. Time will vary with thickness of the bacon and your taste. It is done when it looks done. I like my bacon very crispy so I use 20-22 minutes with thick bacon.4) Drain on paper towels and pat "dry" with another paper towel.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 9

Updated

August 16 2013

Dan Mikesell

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14 Comments:

At April 6, 2012 at 11:59 AM , Blogger yousefalnatsheh said...

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At July 22, 2012 at 4:09 PM , Blogger d.dale said...

The best. Will never 'fry' again.

 
At December 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM , Blogger Joy said...

Had too cook it a few minutes longer, but EASY clean up & I didn't get popped with grease or have to stand there flipping bacon! Turned out perfect & was able to cook all the rest of breakfast, while bacon took care of itself :)

 
At December 2, 2012 at 12:51 PM , Blogger Dr Dan said...

This is definitely a "your time may vary" recipe. The bacon, the oven and the crispiness you want dictates the time. Just remember it is done when it looks done.

 
At April 1, 2013 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Laura said...

Will it stick to the foil? Haven't yet found an oven method where my bacon doesn't stick, but could be the type of bacon I'm using.

 
At April 1, 2013 at 6:41 PM , Blogger Dan Mikesell said...

Rarely. Maybe a sticky one every third or forth pan. I do believe a higher sugar bacon would stick more.

 
At May 18, 2013 at 6:09 AM , OpenID e1448400-bfa2-11e2-be6b-000f20980440 said...

Try cooking the bacon on a rack setting on top of the baking sheet. It doesn't stick as much and fat drips off instead of cooking in it.

 
At June 29, 2013 at 2:57 PM , Blogger Sandie Staub said...

I used a cooking stone instead of regular pan and it worked way better (no sticking) and it seasoned the pan in the process.

 
At August 5, 2013 at 3:26 PM , Blogger SwampCatNana said...

Like e1448400-bfa2-11e2-be6b-000f20980440, I prefer to put the bacon on a rack in the pan. That way you don't have to use all those paper towels!

 
At August 5, 2013 at 7:52 PM , Blogger Dan Mikesell said...

I really do not like cleaning greasy rack. But I could just soak them...

 
At September 22, 2013 at 10:14 AM , Blogger brownsbacker9255 said...

Try parchment paper, it won't stick to that. A little messier clean up though.

 
At September 22, 2013 at 10:22 AM , Blogger Dan Mikesell said...

Mine rarely stick any. The occasional minimal sticking isn't worth the mess to me. However some of the thinner and higher sugar bacons may stick more and then the parchment might be worth it.

 
At November 11, 2013 at 11:52 AM , Blogger TexasOllie said...

Non-stick foil. I can't live without it.

 
At November 11, 2013 at 8:15 PM , Blogger Dan Mikesell said...

great idea if you're worried about sticking. I have done over and over and never had significant sticking.

 

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