I know what you’re thinking. “Tauni, you’re sharing an entire post about how to make crispy bacon?” Well, the answer is yes.
I’ve come to realize over the last year, that sometimes there are things we know that we simply take for granted. They are small things. They are things so simple, that quite frankly execution is second nature to us.
I happen to count writing a press release, speaking in public, pitching sponsors and yes, making perfectly crisp bacon among those things. For you? Well, it might be taking the time to measure while you are baking.
They look so freaking delicious, right?
As with many of my baking adventures, I pawned as many of these tasty little treats off to friends and family as I could before I ate them all myself! I was surprised that a couple of my friends called me after seeing the recipe on Michelle’s site to ask how I made the bacon.
What? How do they not know how to make bacon (Easy. They are younger than me and grew up using the microwave.)? Making perfectly crisp bacon is simple and I promise, I am getting to that, but it really made me wonder if maybe we’re all so busy posting the wonderful, that we’ve forgotten to share the basics?
Now, I know you may all appreciate a batch of chocolate brownies, stuffed with cookies, drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with funfetti, but do you know every trick to making a great pan of brownies? Okay…Maybe you do, but guess what? I don’t. My brownies suck. I follow the recipe, but they just never come out right. I need basic tips.
So here we are. Today I am sharing how to make perfectly crispy bacon…
(Pause. Bacon. Up close. You don’t know if you should be thrilled or grossed out. Right? Be thrilled for me.)
The secret to perfectly crisp bacon is time.
There are a million ways you can cook bacon (on the stove, in the microwave), but the very best way to cook it is in the oven.
Now a typical recipe might begin with telling you how hot to pre-heat your oven. If you really want to make crisp bacon though, you actually want to start with a cold oven.
On we go…
How to Make Crispy Bacon
- Take a baking sheet and cover it with foil. (Truth. The foil isn’t necessary to having crisp bacon, but it does make clean up a lot better).
- Place your bacon on the foil. Be careful not to stretch it, or drape individual pieces over one another.
- Place the whole sheet in the oven and turn the oven on to 400 degrees.
- Set the timer for 20 min. Walk away.
- Pull the bacon out of the oven and transfer it to a paper towel covered plate to cool. If you leave it on the foil it will continue to bake in its own juicy oil, leaving you with overdone bacon. Ick.
Your perfectly crisp bacon is ready for eating (or in my case crumbling). It’s that simple. Really.
And now everyone can make perfectly crispy bacon every time.
What do you think? Do you have all of the simple things down or are you living in the same overly-complicated Pinteresting 100 step recipe? Am I totally off-base here?