How To Make Crispy Bacon

How Do I Make the Bacon Extra-Crispy

HOW TO COOK BACON IN THE OVEN (CRISPY & EASY WAY!)

How to make perfectly cooked bacon, every time!

We all love bacon! In this short article and video we show you how to make PERFECT bacon every time and what's more you'll never make it another way again!

So watch the video and follow the Step by step instructions to make – restaurant-quality bacon.
What is the best bacon?

Many people ask what is the best type of bacon - Back bacon which has many names - is called Irish bacon or Rashers in Europe and in the United States it goes by the name of Canadian bacon - it comes from the loin in the mid-back of the pig. It is a very lean and meaty type of bacon, with less fat compared to other cuts and that is why it is so popular.

Why cooking bacon in the oven is the best:

When you bake bacon, you get a perfectly crispy rasher every single time.

Also when you bake bacon in the oven you avoid it splattering all over your stove.

bacon parchment paper
Cover The Tray With Parchment Paper

Line the baking tray with parchment paper. It is also important to not have the paper too big - as it will flap around in the oven deflecting the heat and you will not get even crisp bacon.

Make sure the tray has enough of a rim that it does not let the bacon fat or drippings run out.

bacon on tray
Bacon Evenly Place On A Tray

There is no need to put any oil or cooking spray and the bacon will cook nicely in its own fat.

Place the bacon slices in a single layer. It is important not to double up on any bacon. You need a single layer of bacon to get all pieces crispy. If one is covering the other- the bacon bit underneath will not be crisp.

oven baked crisp bacon
Oven Baked Crisp Bacon - The Best There Is!!!

Turn the oven on and set to 340 degrees. (Our cooking time of 10-12 minutes is for a preheated oven - if not preheated it will take a little longer.

The key is to watch the bacon so that it does not overcook or burn.  Oven-Baked Bacon really is the best.

Cooking time will also depend on the thickness of your bacon.

Once the bacon is golden brown and sizzling, the bacon is done. 

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oven baked crisp bacon

How To Make Crispy Bacon

  • Author: Rose
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Amercian

Description

Make the Bacon Extra-Crispy?

Bacon cooked in the oven definitely gets crispy


Ingredients

Scale

1/2 lb Bacon


Instructions

  1. Line the baking tray with parchment paper. It is also important to not have the paper too big - as it will flap around in the oven deflecting the heat and you will not get even crisp bacon.
  2. Make sure the tray has enough of a rim that it does not let the bacon fat or drippings run out.
  3. There is no need to put any oil or cooking spray and the bacon will cook nicely in its own fat.
  4. Place the bacon slices in a single layer. It is important not to double up on any bacon. You need a single layer of bacon to get all pieces crispy. If one is covering the other- the bacon bit underneath will not be crisp.
  5. Turn the oven on and set to 340 degrees. (Our cooking time of 10-12 minutes is for a preheated oven - if not preheated it will take a little longer.
  6. The key is to watch the bacon so that it does not overcook or burn.  Oven-Baked Bacon really is the best.
  7. Cooking time will also depend on the thickness of your bacon.
  8. Once the bacon is golden brown and sizzling, the bacon is done. 

Notes

This is the best way to cook bacon.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 155

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Why cooking bacon in the oven is the best:

When you bake bacon, you get a perfectly crispy rasher every single time.

Also when you bake bacon in the oven you avoid it splattering all over your stove.

How to cook crispy bacon in the microwave:

You can get a semi crispy bacon from the microwave - by taking a microwave-safe plate and paper towels. Place bacon on top of the paper towels without overlapping. Cover on the top with another 2 layers of paper towels. Microwave on high for about 5 minutes for crispy bacon

But honestly,  we do think that oven baked bacon is simply best.

Can I use aluminum foil instead of parchment paper?

Yes, you can use aluminum foil instead of parchment paper but we found that the bacon gets crispier on parchment paper. Plus it does not stick to the paper

Do I Have to Flip the Bacon?

That is the good thing you do not need to flip it while cooking.  You just place the bacon on a baking sheet, and into the oven, watching it. The bacon bakes with no splattering!.

How Long Do You Cook Bacon in the Oven? - 10-15 minutes

What temp to cook bacon in the oven? - 340F or 170C

Does Bacon Splatter In The Oven?

No splatter for bacon in the oven! Plus the oven cooks more evenly than a pan or microwave.

Why is my bacon not crispy

Top Chef Tip - If your bacon is not crispy - allow your bacon reach room temperature before cooking say for fifteen minutes.

This awill help the fat render or cook more quickly, so it will be crispy and does not burnt.

How do restaurants cook bacon - They bake it In the oven

How to store cooked bacon and keep it crisp?

You can store cooked bacon in either the fridge or the freezer. In the fridge, cooked bacon can be stored for up to 4-5 days without issue. If you don’t plan on using the cooked bacon within that time frame, you’ll want to store it in the freezer. Bacon can last for a month in the freezer.

How to store cooked bacon in the fridge

To keep cooked bacon in the fridge:

  • Bake the bacon just slightly less than normal or if you were going to eat it straight away.
  • Now you reheat, and the bacon will crisp up to ideal crispiness.
  • Storage - cool down first and put the strips of bacon in an airtight container or bag. It can easily keep for 4-5 days like this. Any Longer freeze it.
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