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Best Way with Bacon? Bakin’

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I owe this post to two good friends who cook, and who turned me on to this amazingly easy way to cook bacon.

I love bacon. I don’t love cleaning up after it. Frying bacon gives you an aftermath of grease, both in your frying pan and all over your stove. And sometimes your walls. And now and then your floors. And occasionally, even yourself. Hot, stinging grease splatters. Yay. What fun. Send me to the dentist instead.

But this way of cooking bacon leaves you with no mess, no safety hazard, and virtually nothing to clean up.

Here’s how you do it:

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1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.

2.  Line one or two ordinary sized baking sheets with baking parchment paper. Make sure the edges of the paper go up over the edges of the baking sheet.

3.  Place bacon strips in sheet pans on top of paper. A pound of bacon will usually fill two sheets.

3.  Place sheet pans in the oven, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

4.  Turn bacon, and bake for another 10 minutes or until done to your satisfaction.

5.  Remove bacon from pans and drain on paper towels.

6.  Carefully pick up parchment paper and drain off grease into suitable container. You’ll find the sheet pans will likely just need a wipe-off to clean them.

7.  Refrigerate any leftover bacon. Microwave for a few seconds to reheat.

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2 comments on “Best Way with Bacon? Bakin’

  1. judy
    April 18, 2013

    Sounds delic. I have to admit i left england a good kosher girl. Came here snd eventually disvovered bacon, ham, prawns etc. My parents would be rolling in their graves. What are baking sheets?

    • thinkreadcook
      April 18, 2013

      Baking sheets are the same thing as cookie sheets or sheet pans – the flat pans with raised edges that are used for baking cookies.

      I remember that some of my childhood friends would keep kosher only at certain times of the year, while others would maintain varying degrees of kosher eating all the time. My best friend’s household was kosher until her dad would go on a business trip; then once he was away, the ham and scallops and bacon would come out. I gathered from this that keeping kosher is something of an individual choice. 🙂

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