Friday, March 11, 2011

Making Bacon

It seems trite to be writing about bacon with everything else going on in the world but it is what I had planned to blog today.  

I love bacon.  But I used to hate to make it.  It takes so long to hover over it, it stinks up the whole house and it makes such a mess!  Not too long ago I found out an easy way to make it that is so simple and it means I make it more often.

The first thing you have to know is that you make it in the oven.  But the most important thing is that YOU DO NOT TURN ON YOUR OVEN OR PREHEAT IT IN ANY WAY!

First you put it on a foil covered pan.  I use a jelly roll pan.

Now, put it into a COLD oven.  Set the temperature to 400 degrees and set the timer for 30 minutes.
Now forget about it for 30 minutes.

When it is done (your oven may be a little different and you may like it done or not done more or less than me---you work out your own bacon issues) take it out.

It will keep cooking a bit after taking it out and you don't want to let it sit in the grease so put it on some paper towels.

Now clean up is super easy.  Just let the grease "gel" a bit.

Then roll up the foil........

And throw it alway in a neat little package!

And here is the clean pan when you are done!

Mine is kind of old and stained but it IS clean.


  1. Wow! This is amazing, Linda. I've never seen that method before, but I will for sure try it sometime. I will probably have to cook it a little longer, though, because I like my bacon really crispy. Mmmmm.

  2. This is something I am going to try! I live off of BLT's in the summer months so I can't wait to try this bacon method! Thank you!!!!!!

  3. You're welcome friends! It has changed my life. :)