Bacon has been a favorite food of mine for as long as I can remember. And for as long as I can remember, I have been frying it. Not anymore, not after doing some research on cooking bacon in the oven.
Here are a few ways that bacon is prepared in the oven.
Broiling 3-4 slices of bacon 2 minutes per side with broiler on low* works. For larger batches use a large baking sheet and can cook bacon for a crew by baking (not broiling) it in a preheated 375 oven for roughly 5 or so minutes per side (check often). Use aluminum foil for easy clean-up, it otherwise adds little to the cooking process.
For perfectly flat slices that don't shrink up as much, line the pan with parchment, add a 2nd sheet of parchment on top of the bacon and another sheet pan on top of that so it presses the bacon flat. Cook at about 275 degrees for 30-40 min or so.
An easy way to make "oven bacon" is to place the bacon in a cool oven (i.e. not preheated) and turn it on at 400 degrees. By the time the oven reaches that temperature, the bacon is almost done (maybe 1-2 minutes past the alert one gets from the oven that it has hit the target temp).
I am writing this late at night but I could easily slip into the kitchen and make up a pan of bacon. Oh, the temptation!!!
Have a great day!
Meanwhile .... keep it simple and make it real.