Sunday, March 02, 2008

Bakin' Bacon

Bacon, as we can all agree, is mankind's greatest culinary achievement.

However, it's generally messy, there's a lot of grease you need to clean out of the pan, it splatters the stovetop, etc.. Along comes my brother to ask, "Have you ever tried baking it in the oven?" I had not. If you ever questioned whether bacon could be any better, this is it.
  • Get a baking sheet with edges
  • Wrap tinfoil around it (up and around the edges)
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. I tried 350 today, as recommended on some websites, and it just wasn't working out.
  • Cook to desired crispiness
  • Throw away tinfoil.
Alternative strategy is to use parchment paper. I'm not sure if this will give the same result of cleanup ease. Also, the grease stays on top of the tinfoil and sort of replicates how it cooks in a pan.

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