I haven’t fried a pound of bacon in years.
Those of you who know of my love of all things bacon may find that strange.
It’s not that I don’t make bacon, I just don’t fry it anymore. You see I love bacon but the lingering smell of grease for days on end in the kitchen I do not love. Nor do I love cleaning up grease.
So what do I do?
I bake bacon.
It’s pretty simple.
How to Bake Bacon
Oven to 425 or 450. For me this depends on the oven (the camper vs the house) and how long I have to wait.
Lay your bacon out in any pan with sides. You need sides to keep grease from getting all over the oven…unless you like to clean your oven. I use my Pampered Chef bar pan.
Put the pan in the oven.
Check bacon after 15 minutes for crispiness and remove when it has reached your idea of perfection.
If Brad is home I pull out a few pieces of no-so-crispy bacon for him and leave the rest in for Wyatt and I.
Clean up is easy too. I let the pan cool so the grease hardens and then scrap it with a spoon.
The other great thing about baking bacon is that you don’t have to stand over the pan watching it. You can work on making your French toast or change a diaper with little concern that it will get done too fast and burn.
Have you ever baked bacon?