Monday, January 2, 2012

Baked Bacon

When you are making breakfast for a crowd and all your burners are being taken up with other things all the while you are running around like a chicken with your head cut off trying to make sure nothing burns and everybody is entertained this will make things a little easier. When I first heard of doing this I had my doubts that it wouldn't be crispy but, it comes out perfectly crispy and nice straight evenly cooked pieces! Score! 

I forgot to take pics of the bacon in the cooking dish but, I'm sure you can get the general idea. 

I like to cut my bacon in 1/2 just to make it easier to handle.
I cook mine in a large casserole dish. I've heard of other people using cookie sheets and I did try that once and it was a huge fail. The bacon stuck badly. With the glass dish it doesn't stick at all!
Arrange your bacon in a single layer and put the bacon as tight together as you can get them if the bacon pieces touch it is perfectly fine because your bacon will shrink up pretty quickly. 
Turn on your oven to 400*, put your bacon (and dish) in the oven and walk away for 17-20 minutes. As soon as your bacon is a nice golden brown but not dark brown, it is done! The exact time will vary depending on your oven and the thickness of the bacon slices so the first time you try this you might want to keep a close eye. 

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