It’s currently snowing sideways outside. And the sun is out? Mother earth is confused I think. Sighhhh. This snow wasn’t cleared with me of course. After a warm week and the fact that the snow has all melted to reveal little blades of green grass reaching for the sun, I was under the illusion that Spring was here. Not so. Not yet anyway. Patience isn’t one of my strengths it seems. In order to help me feel better about this gut punch I felt it only appropriate to consume bacon this morning. Bacon fixes everything. I remember watching Emeril Lagassi on the Food Network as a teen and his motto, “pork fat rules” stuck with me. He stated truth. Truth I tell you.
I used to cook bacon in a pan on the gas stove top. On low so as not to burn it. Icky. But not blubbery and fatty. Icky. It took a long long time to cook bacon that way. I do still use that bacon cooking method occasionally like for this awesome recipe but, for the most part, my most used method is in the oven these days. The oven makes it so easy to make a bunch of bacon when you have guests and it will free your attention and hands to do other things on those busy mornings.
So, maybe this will help you out the next time you have company, or 3 ravenous boys with bed heads awaiting a filling breakfast, or a 2 year old baconator little sweet angelic faced girl like mine, staring at you in the morning….hungry, this easy recipe may be perfect for you. Enjoy. Pork Fat Rules baby!
- Thawed Bacon Slices
- Cookie Sheet
- Wire Cookie Cooling Rack
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the wire cookie cooling rack inside the cookie sheet. Arrange bacon slices on the wire cookie cooling rack. Place in oven. Cook for 34-36 minutes.
- Note-If you don't have a wire cookie cooling rack, some ovens come with a slotted broiler pan that may work in a pinch. You just need something that is slotted and will allow the fat to drip off the bacon into the cookie sheet. Large metal utensils placed across the cookie sheet may also work to keep your bacon lifted off the sheet and out of the fat.