Most people fry their bacon in a skillet or pan. Others use a flat iron skillet or griddle. One trick I learned in culinary school was to bake it. I don’t know why I never thought to do it this way before, but it makes things so much easier!
If you bake it, you can not only have it come out even and consistently crispy, but also get rid of a lot of the fat and grease on it. To get rid of even more, try baking it on a raised rack on a cookie sheet. I have cookie sheets I bought at the dollar store just for baking things like bacon so my “good” pans do not get messed up with baked on grease.
To bake bacon, simply line your cookie sheet (be sure to use one with a lip on it so grease does not drip off creating a mess and a fire hazard!) with parchment paper. Lay the strips on it and bake at 325 degrees for approximately 10-15 minutes or until desired crispiness is achieved. This works well with both pork bacon and turkey bacon. I have not tried it with soy bacon, but I imagine it would work as well.
What I like most about this cooking method is it require less attention that pan fried bacon so you can go about the rest of your cooking. Just be sure to check about half way through the time and using tongs, flip each piece over. I recommend wearing an oven mitt as the grease can sometimes snap and burn you.
Bonus! Say goodbye to grease splatter on the stove top and cook more at once! This is especially helpful if you are making a recipe that calls for a lot of bacon or cooking for a crowd.
What is your favorite bacon recipe? If you have time, check out my Healthier BLT sandwich recipe! It is one of my favorites for lunch around here!