Easy Oven Baked Bacon

Who doesn’t like Bacon!!!  Well, I’m sure there are plenty of people who don’t like bacon, but I enjoy it!  I honestly don’t eat much pork, but bacon I just can’t give up at the moment. Cooked properly, it is crispy and not greasy at all.  Like most, I used to cook my bacon on the stove top in a skillet where I endured the pain of grease popping on me when I tried to flip it (the horror!!), and I almost gave it up-I was tired of the pain of the grease and it didn’t come out all that crispy.  Then one day I was browsing one of my favorite websites-yes, Pinterest- and came across an oven baked bacon recipe.  It looked interesting and I had never tried it before, so being the wannabe foodie that I am, I decided what the heck!  If nothing else, I won’t get popped by the grease.  I have never gone back to cooking bacon on the stove top after trying that cooking method, and it’s super easy!!!

 

IMG_1593Oven baked bacon directions:

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Place each slice of bacon on the aluminum foil lined baking sheet, leaving a little space in between as not to crowd the pan.  Place the pan in COLD oven, then turn the oven to 375 degrees.  Allowing the bacon to slowly come up to temperature allows the bacon to cook evenly and more of the fat is rendered out.  Let cook for about 18-20 minutes or until the bacon is brown and crispy.  Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to allow any excess grease to soak up and enjoy!

 

 

-The Wannabe Foodie