When I was looking at the recipe from Center Cut Cook for Loaded Potato Salad, I noticed that she has the directions for oven baking bacon. Every time hubbs and I ate at a restaurant and commented on how good the bacon was, we were told it was baked! Why do I always FORGET about baking???? Also, at our all time fav restaurant called Timberline, which is sadly not there anymore, they also sprinkled the bacon with brown sugar when they baked it. It was GREAT even on baked potatoes! I was hooked! Yeah baby! Baking Bacon!!!! The way to go...
Prep Time: 2mnCook
INGREDIENTS Sliced Bacon
DIRECTIONS Line a rimmed baking sheet (jelly roll pan) with foil (or parchment paper).
Arrange the bacon in a single layer.
Place the tray of bacon in a cold oven.
Turn on the oven to 400 degrees.
Bake for anywhere from 17-25 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked to your preference.
Baking time will vary depending on how fast your oven gets up to temp, and how thick your bacon is.
Thinner bacon will cook faster than thicker bacon.
When the bacon is crispy, carefully remove the pan from the oven making sure not to spill the bacon grease.
Transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
If you want to save the bacon grease, pour it into a heat-safe container.
You can also flavor the bacon by sprinkling with brown sugar as a favorite restaurant of ours did or drizzle with maple syrup.
*Note: If you have never baked bacon in your oven before, start checking the bacon as early as 8 minutes. The rate at which the bacon cooks varies depending on how fast your oven comes to temp. I’ve heard of bacon cooking as fast as 10 minutes and taking as long as 30 minutes. From my experience, it is usually done between 17-25 minutes.