Thursday, March 26, 2009

Back to blogging...with Baking Bacon

It's been kinda crazy around here and while I have been doing some cooking (not as much as usual that's for sure) I have had no time to actually write down the recipes I've been using or making. I decided on Sunday night when it was the Monkey's turn to pick what was for dinner that I needed to get back to blogging. I missed it...and I missed the time I spent in the kitchen cooking for the blog.

Monkey picked Blueberry Pancakes and bacon for dinner on Sunday. I had NO desire to stand over a stove frying bacon...and somewhere in the back of my mind I remembered that my friend Christie told me that I could BAKE bacon. So I called her up and tried it out. I am happy to report that I will never fry bacon again.

There are about a gazillion google hits for baking bacon. So we aren't off our rocker in suggesting this. It works...and here is what I did. Enjoy!

Baking Bacon


1 lb bacon
aluminum foil or parchment paper
large cookie sheet with edges


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line cookie sheet with foil or parchment. Lay bacon out flat. It is okay if bacon overlaps.

Bake at 400 for 12 - 17 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. Try not to over cook as the bacon ends up getting a little too crunchy/hard.

When bacon is done to your liking lay on a paper towel to drain off some of the grease and serve.


Anonymous said...

THAT. IS. BRILLIANT. OMG! Think I could bake it in a cast iron skillet and skip the parchment?

Hippy said...

I honestly don't know. This was the first time I tried it. If it works can you please let me know. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

You bet!

Rebecca said...

I've been only baking bacon for years. Clean up is so much easier. If you really want to avoid/cut back on some of the soaked up grease, you can use a cookie cooling rack on the pan, and the grease drips down.

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