Monday, June 6, 2016

Tip for Tuesday

I don't know about you, but I hate to cook bacon.  It spatters, burns you if you aren't careful, makes a mess and then your kitchen has that smell that doesn't want to go away!  When we have bacon, it's usually in small amounts and I buy the pre-cooked that only needs to be micro-waved for about 30 seconds.  I heard you could bake it in the oven, and I tried it.  It works so well!
There is no spattering, no burns and the greasy mess is kept in the pan.  You do still have that bacon smell though!  :)   We really like the taste better than the thin pre-cooked type.  
When I bake it, I do the whole package, then put it in the freezer.  If you need some it thaws quickly and it's much more economical than the pre-cooked bacon.

 Heat the oven to 400 degrees.  Use a cookie sheet with side to contain the grease.  Line it with aluminum foil.  Place bacon on foil and cook for about 20 minutes.  Watch it closely and remove when it's golden brown.


Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels.  So easy and so good!

18 comments:

Mildred said...

Thanks for a great tip. I love crispy bacon but hate the mess. When I cook cabbage it makes the whole house smell for days...the other day I placed a bowl of vinegar near where the cabbage was simmering and there was no lingering smell! I had read that when you paint, a bowl of vinegar takes the paint smell out of the air. Maybe it will work with bacon too!

Linda Eller said...

Bacon is good for anything!!! I am a bacon lover for sure, and this was a very good idea...thank you Mari.

Simply Linda said...

Yep, we bake it as well...great tip, Mari. Have a beautiful day friend.

Terri D said...

I will have to try this. We also get the pre-cooked kind at Sam's Club, but it tastes much better cooked fresh. I always do the whole package, then we can have BLTs later. Thanks for reminding me that this is the best way to cook bacon!

LL Cool Joe said...

Both my daughters love bacon but they insist on cooking it in frying pan. The hob is in front of stainless steel tiles and the mess the cooking makes is awful. All for a few rashers of bacon!

Heather said...

That is a really good idea!

Doris said...

We make bacon in the oven as well. But I don't pre-heat....just turn the oven to 400 and put in the pan. It's usually almost finished by the time it gets to 400 :)
Have a great day!

Arlene Grimm said...

I do that too Mari...I saw Ina Garten do it and pooh poohed it for a while but it is amazing!!

Betsy Brock said...

I've always done it in the oven...so easy! But we buy that precooked kind, too....so fast and easy, especially if you just need some crispy crumbles on something!

Changes in the wind said...

I am going to give this a try but I think I will also pour the drippings in a ice cube tray and freeze that as well.

Amy at love made my home said...

Great idea to cook it all and then freeze it. That is very clever indeed!

Sally said...

I used to do that all the time! I've also found that the microwave with plenty of paper towels does an awesome job. :)

xoxo

Carrie B. said...

My absolute favorite way to make bacon too!! Just the best for the right "crispiness" too. Brush a little maple syrup on - or pat with alittle brown sugar - and you have candied bacon too. Yum!! xoox

Jenny said...

I've done this for years. In fact, I wouldn't dream of ever cooking bacon on the stove again. However ... as much as we love bacon, we rarely have it. It's because of that lingering smell in the kitchen. Haaahaha xoxo

Cherdecor said...

I used to bake bacon this way, but I got away from doing it. My reasoning is this, when I ration it out for breakfast and they want more, I can say, "Well, I don't have any more fried."

There are a bunch a baconeaters here.

sara said...

My boys love bacon, I hate cooking it!! this is the way I do it too!

Terri said...

and it's close to BLT season - gotta get the bacon ready!

Jean Stauffer said...

I always do bacon in the microwave with plenty of paper towels. So much better than spattering up the stove!