30 April, 2012
Perfectly Cooked Bacon
This is one of my favorite tips that I learned from Chef Kent during my many cooking classes from him. We were making a wedge salad (which I will make later this week) and he brought out his bacon crumbles and they looked really good. I piped up and said “how do you get your bacon to look so good? Mine never looks like this.” He explained if you cook your bacon in the oven on a jelly roll pan then that’s how it comes out. I was amazed. I went home and tried it that day and he was right. So my tip of the day today is cook your bacon slow in the oven and it will look great and taste even better. It takes a little planning as it does take longer to cook but I simply have it cooking while I’m making other things so it really doesn’t take that much more time. So give it a try and let me know what you think.
Lay bacon out on jelly roll pan or a cookie sheet.
Place in oven and turn it on to 350 degrees. Set timer for 30 minutes. Check it to see if it’s done enough. I like mine crispy for this salad so I cook it for another 10 minutes and then it come out like this: