Cook Perfectly Crispy Bacon Every Single Time
I love bacon. I especially love perfectly crispy bacon If you follow me on Instagram, you definitely already know that. And you probably also know that I catch a lot of flack for posting bacon as frequently as I do. I get all kinds of comments like, “good luck with your bacon cancer!” Yikes! Beyond the angry comments I get lots of comments asking me how I make my crispy bacon. The short answer is that I bake it. I never cook it in a frying pan unless I know I am going to immediately use the grease for cooking. The long answer is detailed here so that yo can also make crispy bacon.
Steps for cooking perfectly crispy bacon:
Preheat oven to 400F
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
Lay strips of bacon on the baking sheet with space between each strip.
Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for 15 minutes
Check at 15 minutes and see how cooked the bacon is and decide whether it is done or if you want it crispier. Depending on the oven I usually let mine cook for 18-20 minutes.
I use this method every time I cook bacon, but it is particularly useful for meal prep! I just cook the bacon and transfer the strips to a paper towel lined plate. Then I save them in tuppeware in the fridge for the rest of the week. I find clean up to be easier with this method because I catch my grease in my parchment and then toss it in the trash. All I have to do then is rinse out my baking sheet and I am good to go. Be sure to tag me on instagram in your images of perfectly cooked bacon so I can see them!
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