Sunday, August 11, 2013

Perfect Oven Fried Bacon

I love bacon. Love, love, love. There was about 5 months in my first pregnancy when I couldn't even stand the smell of it.

It was a dark time in my life. I don't want to talk about it.

Thankfully, that's definitely not the case nowadays! We go through at least a pound of bacon a week, so I've gotten to know a thing or two. 

One thing is that I hate frying bacon on the stove. The grease gets everywhere, I usually burn myself, and I nearly always walk away from it at a bad time. What I'm left with most mornings is a dirty kitchen, sore fingers, and burnt bacon. No bueno. 

So I did a bit a research and found a fabulous and fool-proof way to cook perfect bacon, no fuss and no muss! 

So here's what you do: 

1. Grab yourself a rimmed cookie sheet, and line it with aluminum foil.
2. Lay your bacon on your prepared sheet. 
3. Place your bacon in a COLD oven. 
4. Turn your oven on to 425 degrees, set the timer for 15-20 min and walk away. That's it!
5. Now pour yourself a cup of coffee, read the paper, and...

Pull your perfect bacon from the oven, you queen of the kitchen! 

6. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate, and dig in!