How to Bake Bacon in the Oven

Today on the stay at home chef I’m showing you how to bake bacon in the oven. This is my favorite way to cook bacon because it’s so easy and so convenient, you’ll never go back to making bacon
in the frying pan ever again. Start by preheating your oven to
400 degrees Fahrenheit, and then line a baker’s 1/2 sheet with parchment paper. Another option is to line your pan with aluminum foil and top it with a nonstick wire cooling rack. I’m showing you both methods today so you can see the subtle differences between the two. Then just start laying out your slices. Bacon shrinks as it cooks so you want to make sure
that you line them up so that they’re touching. I find that to fit an entire pound of bacon,
I also put two on the side as well. You’ll notice that these two overlap. Over lapped bacon will stick together, but I figure I’d rather sacrifice these two
and have them stick, then not be able to fit them at all. For the wire rack method,
it’s the same idea, just line up your bacon so that
it’s touching but not overlapping. One of the disadvantages to the wire rack is that I can never quite fit a whole pound of bacon. Either of these methods will work. For thick-cut bacon or even turkey bacon,
the cooking times just change slightly. Next we’re gonna bake this in a 400 degree oven
for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. For thick cut bacon or even really really crispy bacon,
you’ll go as high as 25 to 30 minutes. Now at 15 minutes
you’ll see what the bacon looks like. It’s still pretty soft but it is fully cooked through,
so if you like yours a little more well-done, you’ll add more time as you see fit. And here is our finished bacon. Last you’ll use tongs to remove the bacon
from the baking sheet, and transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate. Get it out of that grease. If we take a close look at these two, you can see what happens when you
overlap your bacon, they do stick together and they
don’t easily come apart. Now the wire rack method has the same cooking times, and we’ll take a look at what the differences are
between the two methods. This is the rack method after 15 minutes. You can see that because the bacon isn’t
cooking in its own grease, it doesn’t quite crumple up as much. There’s still shrinkage, but it doesn’t quite crumple and pull together,
so any breaks in the bacon will be exacerbated. While they definitely have the same flavor, you can see that bacon cooked on the rack
doesn’t get quite as crispy, because it’s not frying in its own greases, but some people prefer this method because they view it as a little bit healthier as the grease does fall off easier. Because of course, once again, you are not cooking the bacon in its own grease. I do prefer the parchment paper method because it does produce a lovely perfect piece of bacon. Thanks for watching. You can find the full written recipe
in the video description. Be sure to subscribe, like, and follow, and check out the rest of my videos, where you can find hundreds of
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  1. Firsttttt😂😂😂😘😘

  2. Second

  3. Drool love that bacon 😁😋

  4. Love this 😍

  5. Really isnt this just the correct way to make bacon!!!

  6. Thanks for showing how to cook bacon in the oven next show us how to clean the oven of all the beacon grease lol oh and next try putting on some shoes while making a video thanks

  7. The best way to cook your bacon hands down. 👍
    We dredge our bacon in flour and then bake it on the rack so good.
    Absolutely enjoy your vlogs!!!!🤩👍

  8. Good to know Thank you 😊

  9. Vegetarians ALWAYSSSSS believe that pork eaters smell like DEAD RATS.
    Maybe pork eaters don't sniff themselves well to realize that they smell like manhole drainage .

  10. I’ve been cooking bacon like this for years. I use the wire rack method. Got tired of all the mess and grease. Plus having to turn it over and spattering grease all over me. Thanks for showing this. I am getting ready to make your pound cake. Looks so easy and good. You have by far one of the best cooking videos. ❤️👍🏻👍🏻

  11. Try 450 degrees for 5 minutes it works much better on parchment paper

  12. BACON – the food of the Gods. Thanks for your clear, streamlined videos. Really love them.

  13. I make my bacon in the oven as well but I sprinkle a little brown sugar on them before cooking them. They are DELICIOUS!

  14. 💖 B 💖 A 💖 C 💖 O 💖 N 💖

  15. THANK YOU! So helpful 😁

  16. Great video , excellent splaying process.

  17. Next video, 'how to boil water'? 🙄

  18. I learned a hack for helping it not to curl, by starting the bacon in a cold oven. Works every time!

  19. The country club I worked at used the method without the rack. Man, that was delicious bacon.

  20. Thanks for the demo

  21. I have done this with bacon before.

  22. Thank You for taking the time to make this video. This is VERY useful, and I will use it from now on. =(^-^)=

  23. U can zap it in the microwave also

  24. I dont mind seeing ur feet- they are cute
    I was just giving u grief before🥰

  25. My grandma cooked on a wood stove. She did her bacon in the same pan she made her cornbread in. She did not use a wire rack or parchment paper, all of the drippings went into the cornbread along with fresh ground corn meal fresh farm eggs and some clabbered up cows milk she kept in a wood bowl on the table.

  26. I love making bacon in the oven too!

  27. I love the parchment paper method

  28. Smell in the house? How do you cook bacon in the kitchen and not smell up the house all day?

  29. The day I discovered that I could bake bacon in the oven is still one of my best kitchen days ever!

  30. I've heard of making bacon in the oven before.. With your know how I'll try this tomorrow morning!

    Great Video and Thx again

  31. Thank you, very detailed

  32. Thank you for showing us the best way to cook bacon.

  33. Another thing I do is to rinse that whole big slab of bacon under cold water before separating and laying it out. It just seems to cook better when I do that.

  34. I like cooking bacon in the oven and I’ve used the rack method. I think I’ll try the parchment paper method. Thank you

  35. I love cooking it this way lol

  36. I like cooking my bacon in my air fryer

  37. Thanks, now I can show my dad how to cook it. He always cook it, we're it comes out hard.

  38. I have bacon roasting in the oven right now! I need to get a wire rack.

  39. Thank you for sharing 😊

  40. I’ve been cooking bacon like this since the ‘90’s because I don’t enjoy cleaning every horizontal surface in my kitchen.

  41. Another plus to cooking/baking bacon in an oven – no grease splatters to clean up on the stove top! Thanks for sharing!

  42. I have tried this method before years ago. It smoked and made a greasy mess in the oven. Did you have the same problem? I never tried it again because of the mess. Would love to do it that way just have a fear of what happened. I have been cooking it on the grill or in cast iron skillet outside for 23 years now after that happened? Should I give it one more try?

  43. Cooking barefoot eh. MmMmMm. Bacon.

  44. “The full written recipe”….. I’m not sure it’s necessary. 🤣

  45. Mmmmmm, mmmmm. Bacon is so good, it would make a cat turd taste delicious!

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