I cannot cook bacon in a skillet. I don’t know why, but I can never get it to cook evenly. I hate standing over the hot skillet and being hit by flying bacon grease. Plus, it takes forever to cook a whole pound when you only have one skillet.
Several years back, I found the perfect solution. Cook the bacon in the oven! The oven does a much better job of cooking the bacon evenly and cooks a whole pound at the same time! No more standing over the hot skillet and dodging hot grease.
What I really like best about this method is that I can stick the bacon in the oven to cook while I finish the rest of the meal. For instance, I can put the bacon in the oven while I fix protein packed pancakes, or I can put the bacon in the oven while I make dairy-free potato soup. It saves me a lot of time!
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- You can line a pan with aluminium foil or parchment paper for easier clean up. Some people then add a cooling rack to keep the bacon out of the grease. Both of these steps are completely optional. I usually just cook the bacon right on the pan.
- Place bacon pieces in the pan.
- Bake for 15 -17 minutes. Watch carefully because the bacon can burn fast. Keep in mind that the bacon will crisp a bit as it cools.