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When I mentioned on my other blog that we had given up paper towels, the single biggest question I received from readers concerned the draining of greasy bacon. Baking your bacon in the oven not only allows the bacon grease to drip away (no paper towels needed!), but it also turns out perfect strips of evenly cooked bacon-y goodness. Plus, it allows you to make way more bacon at a time than will fit in a frying pan, which comes in handy if you have a table full of hungry little breakfast monsters!
Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet, like this:
And then lay your bacon on it.
Then place the baking sheet in to a cold oven and turn the oven on to 350 degrees. It's best not to preheat the oven for this. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, but it honestly takes a different amount of time every single time I do it,so check your bacon often.
You don't need to flip it, but I always do because I have a compulsion to flip, stir and generally prod at the food I'm cooking, whether it needs it or not.
When it is brown and beautiful but not burnt, remove it from the oven. All of the grease will have dripped down to the pan and you will have a rack full of perfectly cooked bacon.
And if you pour the grease off the pan before it cools completely, clean-up is a cinch!
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