Saturday, October 16, 2010

Perfect and Painless Bacon



1.Line a shallow baking sheet with foil (be sure it has a lip in it).

2.Arrange bacon slices on the foil and place the baking sheet on the center rack of a cold oven. Close oven door. Turn oven on to 400°F. Walk away!

3.Come back 17 minutes later to check on it. Watch it in 1 - 2 minute intervals until it reaches desired doneness. The exact time will depend on the thickness of the bacon slices, and also on how quickly your oven reaches the target temperature. As soon as the bacon is golden brown, but not excessively crisp, it's done. It will cook a little more even after you remove it from the oven.

4.Remove the pan from the oven. Transfer the bacon to another sheet pan lined with paper towels to absorb the fat. You can pour the liquid fat into a heat-resistant container to save for other uses. Or, if you have no use for that, simply let the fat cool on the foil, then ball it up and throw it away! No messy clean-up required.