Okay. “Life changing” might be stretching it…A lot.
But here is my little bacon story, nonetheless:
I always fry my bacon. Always. And I always get splattered. Always.
I endure the nods from the dry-cleaners as I try to explain yet another bacon grease stain I am begging them to get out. They must think I am running a bacon eating brothel. You also would think I would learn to put my apron on.
However, my mother began cooking her bacon in the oven. And, so, I thought to myself: “Why not?”
The other night, my kids were begging me to make some for dinner.
I decided to test out this new option. I got the recipe from Culinary Arts.
I took my baking sheet (make sure your pan has edges) and lined it with foil.
I lined my foil with bacon.
I put the bacon in a cold oven.
I turned the heat to 400 degrees.
And I waited.
At 20 minutes, the bacon was perfectly done (the kids do not like their bacon as crispy as I do). I immediately removed the bacon to a paper towel lined plate.
The kids were happy.
This lazy mommy was happy.
I love a happy story.
* Bacon should take between 15-20 minutes to cook in the oven. Keep checking after 15 minutes. I like mine extra crispy, so it sometimes takes 23 minutes. I usually do two pans so there is enough for everyone.