Ohhhhh, the things you can do with bacon! The list is endless! But there is nothing worse than wanting to add a salty crunch to your salad and the bacon being limp and greasy. Stove-top bacon is wonderful, don’t get me wrong, but if you’re like me, I inevitably burn myself from the popping grease or have a slimy mess to clean up afterwards. So my remedy is easy clean-up oven cooked bacon. My method reduces grease and minimizes dishes.
First, line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, pinching it over the sides.
Pop those bad boys in a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes. I say, stack em’ deep! Watch the clock because bacon can go from limp to burnt pretty quickly. If you are using a thicker cut bacon, you may need to add more time.
When it’s reached your desired degree of doneness, pull it out of the oven, being mindful not to spill the grease that has accumulated on the aluminum.
Now pat the bacon dry with a paper towel. If you like the grease bubbles, by all means, lick em’ up!
The majority of the grease has fallen onto the aluminum so carefully fold it up. Think of how many calories you’ve saved by incorporating this step!
Look at that pan! Not a drop of grease on it! Talk about easy clean-up!
And now your bacon is ready for a BLT, cobb salad, or eggs and toast. Good luck keepin’ it back. My husband ate most of mine before I could get it in his sandwich!
Can’t you just hear the crunch and taste the salt? What is your favorite way to use bacon? I’d love to hear your ideas!