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Cooking Better Bacon

Posted by Julia Smith on

Bacon. It's amazing. You can add it to everything. The worst part about the deliciousness of bacon though, is the cooking process, as it can sometimes end in a big old greasy mess. Totally worth it, but not always much fun to clean up after brunch. The solution? Well I have two. Either buy our Bacon Bits to remove the cooking process altogether; or move the bacon to the oven for the best results every time and no mess. 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Adjust the rack so that the bacon can cook in the lower third of the oven. If you are doing more than one pan, space out the racks evenly.  
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment, or don't if you think you'll miss the messy clean up. Lay the bacon on the baking sheet in a single layer; it can be close together as it shrinks, but don't overlap it or they will stick together. 
  3. Place the baking sheet of bacon in the oven and bake until the bacon is deep golden-brown and crispy, depending on your oven this could take 12-25 minutes. I like to start checking at around 12 minutes and then pull it when it's the crispiness I like. 
  4. Remove the bacon from the oven and transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels to drain and finish crisping. Use right away, or plan ahead and put it in the refrigerator to use all week.  
  5. If you want to save the bacon fat, which you should because everything tastes better cooked in it, let it cool slightly, then pour it into a container and refrigerate. If you don't want to save the grease, let it solidify on the baking sheet, then crumple the foil around it and discard.

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