How To Fry Bacon In The Oven
Bacon is an all-time favorite breakfast food. It’s crunchy, salty and chewy, and pairs incredibly with fried eggs on a roll, toast, or even savory pancakes with maple syrup. Most don’t know that there are ways of cooking baking that don’t involve a frying pan. This article will teach you how to oven fry bacon and the benefits of this method.
The Benefits of Oven Fried Bacon
- You can cook more bacon in an oven than in a pan.
- You can do other things while it’s cooking. Look ma, no hands!
- Baking bacon results in less messing.
- The oven gives even temperature for a low and slow cook that bacon loves!
- You don’t need tongs or a splatter screen.
- You don’t need to flip it.
- No more hot oil burns!
The only real disadvantage is that it might take longer, but on by maybe 4-5 minutes.
How To Oven Fry Bacon
- Line a rimmed baking tray with foil. This will help reduce the cleanup time. You can also cook the bacon on a rack on top of the tray, but it’s unnecessary as it cooks well in the drippings.
- Preheat the oven to 400° F. Place your bacon close together on the tray or rack and don’t worry about them being too close together – they’ll shrink as they cook.
- Bake for 15 minutes. There’s no need to flip them. Keep in mind that turkey or vegan bacon may not take as long.
- Depending on the bacon you have, your oven, and your preference of crispiness, you may want to leave it a bit longer. Start checking on them from the 10 minute mark and take them out when you’re happy.
- Place the cooked bacon on some paper towels to soak up the excess oil. You can use the leftover oil in the tray to fry up some eggs.
Oven frying bacon is an easy, mess-free, and timesaving way to cook bacon, so give it a try next time you’re making a Sunday fry-up for the family!