How to cook bacon in the oven

How to cook bacon in the oven

This method has been a game changer for me. The bacon comes out perfectly crisp every time, plus, in the morning I get to put the bacon in the oven and then go back to bed to read for 12 minutes or so – nice and relaxed.

Ingredients

bacon

greaseproof paper

kitchen towel

Method

DO NOT pre heat the oven. It must be a cold oven.

Line a shallow baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Lay the bacon on the tray.

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Place the tray of bacon into the oven on the middle shelf and then turn the oven on to 220°C / 430°F

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Cook for about 12 -15 minutes.

Turn the bacon pieces over, turn down the down to 160°C / 320°F and cook for a further 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and drain on kitchen towel.

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Remember, the bacon will crisp up further once drained of the fat so make sure not to over cook it in the oven.

Finding Feasts - Oven Baked Bacon

How to cook bacon in the oven
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Recipe type: Hints and tips
Cuisine: English
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Serves: 2
 
This method has been a game changer for me. The bacon comes out perfectly crisp every time, plus, in the morning I get to put the bacon in the oven and then go back to bed to read for 12 minutes or so – nice and relaxed.
Ingredients
  • 4 bacon rashers (or 2 per person)
  • greaseproof paper
  • kitchen towel
Instructions
DO NOT pre heat the oven. It must be a cold oven.
  1. Line a shallow baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Lay the bacon on the tray.
  3. Place the tray of bacon into the oven on the middle shelf and then turn the oven on to 200°C / 400°F
  4. Cook for about 12 -15 minutes* See notes
  5. Remove from the oven and drain on kitchen towel.
Notes
*Times will depend on thickness of the bacon. For the first time, check on the bacon at 10 minutes and then cook for longer if necessary. Remember, the bacon will crisp up further once drained of the fat so make sure not to over cook it in the oven.

 

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