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Old 05-21-2015, 12:57 AM   #1
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Bacon in the oven, updated

Just saw this video. I might try this method of cooking bacon.


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Old 05-21-2015, 01:15 AM   #2
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I'd like to see the foil crimping part please, lol.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:18 AM   #3
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Looks interesting but more trouble than the way I do it.

First I always cut the whole package of thick sliced bacon in half for easier handling. Add just a couple of tablespoons of water to a cold skillet and lay the half bacon slices in the cold skillet. Fry on med. heat till the water disappears, the bacon will lay flat and never curl and doesn't splatter. Turn the bacon over and continue cooking till it's done the way you like it.
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:37 AM   #4
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Ah but yes, were're talking oven baked bacon. I'd think oven cooking bacon IS the way to go if you're cooking bacon for more than 2 people.

I'm still trying to perfect my aluminum foil crimping to make it a drip broiler pan no clean-up kind of thing.
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:55 AM   #5
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Ah but yes, were're talking oven baked bacon. I'd think oven cooking bacon IS the way to go if you're cooking bacon for more than 2 people.

I'm still trying to perfect my aluminum foil crimping to make it a drip broiler pan no clean-up kind of thing.
Save your foil and pick up a reusable cookie cooling rack at the dollar store.

I like to bake a pound of bacon and freeze it. You don't need to worry about thawing a strip, it thaws instantly when placed on top of a cheeseburger, BLT or crumbled over a salad. Baking also gives you a quantity of nice clean bacon fat without all the little brown bits floating around.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:16 AM   #6
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I have been cooking in oven for a longtime. I lay it out on a wire rack on top of a sheet pan. Comes out flat and perfectly crisp. I do 375 for 15 min, but that is my oven, you have to try to get you right time and temp. Only way to do it I think.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:35 AM   #7
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I just lay the bacon flat in a half sheet pan sprayed with Pam. One pound per pan. I usually do two at a time. When done, I remove the strips to paper towels and pat them with another paper towel to soak up grease. Easy peasy.

At first, I used a rack but that's way too much trouble to clean. I don't see me neatly folding foil as in the video. A waste of foil.

I let the bacon fat cool enough to handle and either add it to my bacon fat collection or pour it into the trash. Some dish soap and hot water in the pans, soak. They clean up easily with a blue scrubber sponge.

Roll up leftover bacon in a strip of paper towel and stick it in a freezer bag for freezing.
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Roll up leftover bacon in a strip of paper towel and stick it in a freezer bag for freezing.

Now that's an oxymoron!
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Now that's an oxymoron!

It always amazes me how little is left from two pounds after the two of us have had our fill!
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:23 PM   #10
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I foil a pan, lay bacon across a grate (it's really a baker's cooking rack, but it fits right into my sheet pan). Pop into a cold oven. Turn the oven on to 450F. It's perfectly done in 20-25 minutes.
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