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Baking Bacon – Simple, Easy, Clean

Bacon is a favorite food for many. It seems to have a cult like following.  You can buy bacon themed: Pajama pants, tee-shirts, lip balm, air fresheners, and just about anything you can think of.  I find frying it to be a quite messy and a pain.  It always takes me multiple rounds of frying, including some splatter burns on my hands and arms.  Even though this never deterred me from making bacon, I was excited to see there was another way.

I was over at a friends how for breakfast, and she had the most genius way of making bacon.  She baked it!!!

Here’s how you do it:

Place your bacon on a cookie sheet.  For ease of cleaning you may want to lay some parchment paper down.  I didn’t have any, so I didn’t use any:

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My first instinct is to keep it a single layer, my second instinct is to experiment.  I’ve found that adding a few extra strips of bacon on top, so as to use the whole package is fine.

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Insert into a cold oven and then turn the oven to 400 degrees F.

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It should take about 15- 25 minutes depending on the thickness of the bacon.  Keep an eye on it.  You do NOT have to flip it over at any point.  Just let it bake.

Remove from the oven when it is the crispness you desire, place on paper towels or a rack to drain the grease off.

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Consume.

Once I was exposed to this way of making bacon there was NO going back.  This is so basic and so easy.  There have been so many times grease popped in the pan and scalded my arm while I was frying bacon.   Granted this just hurt for a moment, but now I am not hurting at all!

 

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