Originally Posted by cave76
Question about bacon in the oven----- I don't have a self-cleaning oven and I certainly don't want to clean the oven myself very often------- doesn't that deposit fat all over the oven?
Or how does one prevent that?
I use a bacon press in my CI skillet usually.
Curly---- some spots will be crisp and some will be not AS cooked. I'll still eat it though. :)
I put my bacon on a rack in a jelly roll sheet pan lined with aluminium foil because the bacon juice makes little round spots on my sheet pans that won't wash off. I have also used broiler pans because someone in the last apartment I rented left me about 6 of them and I brought them with me when I bought the house. 375F for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness and fat content of the bacon.
After I remove the bacon from the pans, I pour the bacon squeezin's into a bowl I keep on the counter next to the stove to use when I fry certain things, and I also use it to season or reseaon my cast iron and my wok.
Bacon baked in the oven does not spatter like fried bacon does, so no, it won't mess up your oven.