How to Cook Crispy Bacon Right In Your Oven
Do you cook your bacon in the oven? Crispy Bacon Right In Your Oven is the best-ever method for enjoying the most beautiful, flat and wonderful bacon in the history of the world!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 servings, 2 strips each
sliced, center-cut bacon
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT PREHEAT THE OVEN!!
Line a rimmed baking sheet very well with heavy-duty aluminum foil. I like to use the extra-wide aluminum foil for lining my baking sheets when cooking bacon. (If you use to skinny pieces to line the baking sheet, the bacon fats can find their way between them and you’ve got a mess to clean up later.)
Lay a single layer of bacon over the foil. (It’s perfectly fine if the bacon strips touch each other, since they will shrink a bit as they cook. However, it’s best if they don’t overlap each other.)
Place the baking sheet of bacon into the COLD oven on the center rack. Now set the oven temperature to 400 degrees F.
Cook the bacon to your preferred degree of doneness. We like ours more crispy, with a little bit of chew, which is right around 25 minutes. (You may have to play with the cooking time a bit to get to the very best cooking time for your preference and also for your brand and thickness of bacon.) Sometimes, depending on the bacon, I flip it over, or at least turn my pan around in the oven half way through the baking time to ensure really even cooking.
Using tongs, carefully transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain away any excess fats.
Pour the excess bacon fat remaining on the baking sheet through a strainer into your “Bacon Fats” jar to use for future cooking.
Let the bacon cool just a bit to allow it to get nice and crispy. Enjoy!