I. LOVE. BACON. I love it for it's smokey crispy yum yummy goodness. I cook it for breakfast, lunch and supper. Now, not in the same day of course. I wouldn't either if I were you, your arteries will thank you! But in moderation (even water is bad for you if you over do it) bacon is a wonderful addition to many recipes or great just on it's own. I recently posted one of these recipes: Apples & Onions uses crumbled bacon on top.
So you need to get your bacon cooked to that crispity crunchity perfection. How do you cook your bacon? For years I stood over the stove top fighting with the angry snap and pop of bacon grease. I tried using screens and covers. Still that sneaky grease crept out and mussled up my clean stove top!! Grrrrr.
Until one day...you know I don't even remember were I learned this. But I saw a genius solution. Just cook it in the oven! No babysitting the bacon and getting burnt by grease, it cooks evenly and doesn't curl up either.
So here is how I do it...
I line my cookie sheet with foil. You can do it without, but clean up is so much easier. Lay your bacon out flat. Don't be afraid to squish them in, they will shrink up. Pop this in at 350 for about 30-40 min., it will depend on how thick your bacon is. Thinner bacon will require less time. Drain your bacon and pat out the extra grease with a towel. Easy as that! I have also laid out cookie racks on the sheet and placed the bacon on those. This way the grease will drip down and make for healthier bacon...hmmm is there really such a thing?? But it does work too.
I hope this little cooking tip was helpful. Have a great Monday!