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Old 12-28-2006, 06:30 PM   #11
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Cooking a lb or two, use the oven. It works great.

In the Kitchen, who are your neighbors, vegans?

Most folks think there is nothing better than the smell of cooking bacon.
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:36 PM   #12
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lb or 2 lbs..............no, I'm just cooking 4 slices.
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:40 PM   #13
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When you have to make bacon by the case, it's impractical to cook it on a grill or stove top. We bake it all the time. Preheat the oven, it's important to have a hot oven, just like you'd have a hot pan. You could even heat the baking sheet in the oven, as well...

At work, the bacon comes in sheets, layed out on parchment. We bake it right on the parchment, on the pan. The parchment helps absorb some of the grease. You can or cannot do this step, it's up to you. Lay the slices out, side by side. Don't be afraid to overlap them, remember, they'll shrink. You don't have to flip them as you would in a frying pan, either. My convection oven usually finishes them in about 10 minutes. How you like it will determine the time. Check after 8 minutes.
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:41 PM   #14
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Cover a baking sheet with foil and bake at 350-375(cant remember) until crisp. From what I remember, if you get the temperature right the oil won't be jumping out of the pan.
If you cover the bacon, it will steam....
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:53 PM   #15
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I prefer to always bake my bacon. I just following the directions on the package.

I also prefer to use a "Jerky" tray to allow the grease to drip down properly. It's basically a Stainless Steel Cookie Cooling rack that you put in the oven..

Kinda like this: Cabela's 3-Tier Oven Jerky Tray
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:56 PM   #16
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I've never cooked bacon in the oven and have a question about it. Doesn't it force you to clean the oven a lot more often?

To me, the worst chore in the kitchen, maybe in the house, is cleaning the oven.
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If you cover the bacon, it will steam....
I think you misread or I mistyped..

I cover the baking pan (for easier cleanup) with foil and put the bacon on TOP.

Never tried the rack, though, will have to!
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ah, yes, I thought you meant cover the bacon...so sorry.
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I've never cooked bacon in the oven and have a question about it. Doesn't it force you to clean the oven a lot more often?

To me, the worst chore in the kitchen, maybe in the house, is cleaning the oven.
What is "cleaning the oven"??

Actually, it doesn't splatter overmuch. You've got a big space and one small pan in there for little more than 15 minutes. Not nearly as bad as a leg of lamb or a duck!
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:12 PM   #20
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Why are restaurants not using precooked bacon?
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