No meat lover out there has ever said no to bacon, these thinly sliced strips of meat, cooked until they become nice and crispy, are one of the best treats that meat can produce, but preparing bacon is not as fun as eating it. There are a lot of things that you need to think about when frying or cooking bacon on your stove, since the meat is so thing, it gets burnt easily on high to medium heat, and on low heat it takes a long time to get done.
Another problem with cooking bacon on your stove is the sizzling hot bacon grease that shoots off of the pan every now and then, making cooking bacon a pretty dangerous and potentially painful activity. Fortunately for all you bacon lovers out there, there are more ways of preparing bacon than simply cooking it on your stove, bacon can be cooked in your oven way more easily and without any supervision. Cooking bacon in your oven is pretty straightforward, meaning that even the most novice cooks can prepare a batch of tasty bacon strips without any trouble.
Cooking bacon in an oven takes around 20 to 30 minutes depending on how crispy do you want your bacon to be, all you need is either a grill with aluminium foil on top of it or bacon pan for oven use. Bacon pans come in many shapes and sizes, get one that fits in your oven and then place your bacon on top of it, you can place your bacon strips close to each other without worrying about your bacon sticking to each other, the strips will end up shrinking during the cooking process.
If you want to keep all the mess to a minimum then you can cover your bacon pan either in aluminum foil and then place a cooking rack on the foil or simply cover the pan with parchment paper. The cooking rack on foil method prevents your bacon tray from making contact with the bacon, keeping clean up as simple as possible, however this method takes more time. Parchment paper decreases cooking time quite significantly, however it will not be able to protect your bacon pan from grease stains as quickly as possible. You can always place your bacon directly on the pan as well if cleaning up is not a problem for you.
Each of these methods can produce a superb batch of bacon within half an hour, and the best part is that you do not need to stand over the bacon and constantly flip it and monitor its cooking. Once you start cooking your bacon in your oven, gone are the days when you will have to discard bacon that turned into a blackened and charred strip of meat because you were not paying close attention. You can also add spices herbs and other things to your bacon if you really want to take things to the next level.