There are plenty of ways to cook bacon and everyone has their own favorite. You may prefer a skillet, deep-fryer, or the microwave, but did you know that one of the best ways to cook bacon is in the oven?
Bacon contains plenty of fat, which is why it needs to be cooked slowly and at low temperatures. You want most of the fat to melt so that you’re left with crispy, golden bacon slices. Doing that in a skillet creates some problems. The most important one is that your bacon is cooking from below and you have to flip it in order to have somewhat even result. Also, cooking bacon on the stovetop will make it spatter all over, leaving you with a mess to clean up.
How do you cook bacon in the oven? Start with the cold oven, never preheated. Arrange the bacon slices in a pan and place it in the middle of a cold oven. Turn it on to 400F and in around 20 minutes you will have perfectly cooked bacon. Make sure to check it a few times because the cooking time will depend on the thickness of the slices.
Enjoy your perfect bacon with no mess!