Throughout the pages of my new book Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide are tricks that help me save time, money, and sanity. I call them “Crazy Tricks That Actually Work”. I’m sharing a few of these on my blog.
I’ve been known to say that I could be a vegetarian if it weren’t for bacon. (My kids have inherited my inclination.) Still, bacon is a treat in our house, and I either get it from my farmer’s market or buy Applegate bacon, which comes from animals that have been humanely raised and never given antibiotics.
As much as I love bacon, I’m not wild about the mess it makes, with bacon grease spattering my stove, backsplash, and invariably, my bare arms (ouch). That’s why I love this method. Just stick it in the oven, set the timer, and forget about it for 15 minutes. Here’s how:
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, folding the foil up and over the edges of the pan.
Update: I’ve heard from several readers that it works even better to go ahead and put the pan of bacon in the oven while it’s still preheating (instead of waiting for the oven to reach 425 degrees), so that’s what I do now!
Place bacon strips on the foil.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until desired doneness (thinner strips will take less time, thicker will take longer).
Enjoy the bacon-y goodness.
Disclosure: I’m happy to be working with Applegate this year as a member of their Advisory Board, because it’s a brand I buy and respect. I am compensated for my time. All opinions expressed are my own.
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