Wanna know the secret to perfectly cooked bacon? It’s not in the brine or smoking. Nope, it’s in your oven. Literally, your oven is your secret.
We love bacon. In fact, we love it so much we purchased an entire pig that was packaged up with lots of bacon. Full pig = more bacon. Makes complete sense for other bacon lovers out there.
As much as I love bacon, I could do without the smell permeating in every single thing in our home when it’s being cooked. When cooked on the stovetop, the smell stays in the house for a few days when the bacon has been long devoured.
So, I started making our bacon in the oven a few years ago. It serves three purposes:
Finally, making bacon in your oven is seriously so easy! Simply:
That’s it! It’s easy and saves time.
I let the bacon cool for 2-3 minutes and then place on a plate with paper towels to soak up the grease. I then drain all the grease from the baking sheet into a container to save for cooking. Oh yeah, it’s the BEST grease for sauteeing onions, garlic, spinach, kale, and lots of other veggies.
For the record, we purchased a pastured pig so we know this bacon grease is a healthier option too. Five years ago, I would have never used bacon grease for cooking. Since I’m adding more healthy fats to my diet, this is like liquid gold! You can’t buy this deliciousness!