Bacon is a cured cut of pork that is often eaten as part of a typical North American breakfast. To many however, bacon is much more than that. It is used, quite liberally as a topping for salads, burgers, for wrapping meats while cooking as well as almost anything other excuse people can come up with. It is an extremely popular meat, and to be honest if it was as good for me as turkey, I would eat it every day.
The following guide details the easiest, cleanest and most effective way to cook delicious bacon at home.
What You Need
- large baking tray
- aluminium foil
- raw bacon
- a watch or timer
- an oven mit
Preheat the Oven
Begin by preheating your oven (make sure nothing is in it first) to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204.4 degrees Celsius).
Prepare the Tray
On a clean baking tray, place a layer of aluminum foil that covers the entire surface of the tray. This will serve to aid you in cooking the bacon easily as well as making the clean up far simpler.
Bacon and Bake
Place individual bacon strips onto the aluminum foil making sure to separate them from another 1 inch each way to ensure they do not stick together and cook.
Once your oven has reached the desired heat, carefully place the baking tray in the centre rack of your oven.
The beauty about this cooking method is that you can cook the bacon to the desired crispiness. If you prefer chewy or softer bacon, monitor and remove your bacon between 10-15 minutes.
If you prefer very crispy bacon, you can cook it for up to 25 minutes at 400 degrees.
The most important thing to do is check it every 5-10 minutes to ensure that it reaches the desired look for the consistency you like.
Remove and Serve
Carefully remove the tray from the oven while wearing an oven mit or wrapping your hand well with a towel. Place onto the stove top and allow to cool slightly.
Once you are ready, remove the bacon with a fork carefully and enjoy either eating or admiring your bacon.