Saturday, May 14, 2011

BACON!

So bacon doesn't really need a recipe, right?! But then again, if you have only ever pan-fried bacon, I'm about to rock your world.

I present you with the easiest, fastest, and even most versatile way to prepare bacon... Oven Roasted Bacon.

There are a number of ways to oven roast bacon, and I've tried just about all of them. Here's what I've found works the best...
Preheat the oven to 400°.

For thick cut bacon, place directly on baking sheet in a single layer without overlapping bacon. We use foil to make the clean-up a bit easier. A half pound fits on one half sheet pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels and serve warm.

For thin cut bacon, place the bacon on non-stick foil in a single layer without overlapping bacon. Thin cut bacon can (and will) stick and crumble even on a non-stick baking sheet. A half pound fits on one half sheet pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels and serve warm.

For maple bacon, follow the either of the above methods depending on your bacon type, but just as bacon is beginning to brown (12-15 min.), brush the bacon with 1-2 Tbsp. real maple syrup and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until bacon is golden brown. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels and serve warm.

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