The Best Way to Cook Bacon You’ve Never Tried

Mmm, bacon. It complements your egg-and-cheese breakfast sandwich, makes for a mean mashed potato add-in, skyrockets the flavor profile of your burger—basically, it’s never a bad idea to add bacon to just about anything. But let’s be real here: The success of beefing up your meal with some bacon is mainly dependent on how you cook it, perfectly crisp strips are a one-way ticket to a pork lover’s heart. So how do you cook bacon in a way that ensures it’ll turn out perfectly crisp every time? Well, for starters, it’s time to drop the frying pan. Instead, it’s time to get baking. You probably haven’t thought about using your oven as the secret to perfectly crisp bacon, but it’s the single best way to cook this breakfast meat that you probably haven’t tried. Baking is the absolute best way to go. “Your kitchen will be saved from bacon grease splattered around your stove. Also, you can set it and forget it using a 20-minute oven timer as you focus on the rest of your meal. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and cover the top surface of a half-sheet tray with foil. Place the sliced bacon on the foiled sheet tray. Do not overlap the bacon. There should be a bit of space between the pieces. Roast the bacon for approximately 20 minutes. Remove the sheet tray from the oven. Be very careful when pulling the tray out of the oven, as it will have rendered bacon fat into hot oil. Do not pull the tray out quickly and splash the bacon grease. Enjoy….Ed
Source: April Benshosan/ Photo: Didriks flickr

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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