A crispy, smoky bacon strip is eating bliss. Yet, despite its all-time popularity, sputtering bacon in the frying pan is a common home cook frustration. We promise that our oven-baked version will be your go-to preparation. Hassle-free, no curling, no uneven spots of cooked and uncooked, a satisfying crunch and a beauty to behold. Make sure to place bacon in a cold oven, before it's reached desired temp, for a nice, even slow cook.
1/2 lb bacon slices
Arrange bacon slices in a single layer on rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment for easy cleanup. Place in oven on middle rack. Then heat oven to 400 degrees. Cook bacon for 15 to 18 minutes until done. Remove and place on paper towel to drain excess fat. For even crispier bacon, place a metal baking rack on the parchment-lined baking sheet and place the bacon strips on the rack. Proceed with same cook time.