How to Cook Crispy Bacon

I love bacon!  I love the salty crispy crunchy kind of bacon, not the limp under cooked floppy bacon. I want it to crumble and break off when I touch it.  Yes, that is what I like. We buy bacon at Costco, that should tell you how much my family loves bacon.  We put it on paper towels and cook it, one minute per slice, in the microwave.  That is for the days we are in a hurry or just want our bacon.  But if we really want to make, and then eat, the most delicious bacon, we have to sloooooow down and wait for it to cook.

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First, you have to buy the thick cut bacon, not the thin cut or low sodium kind will do. Then, lay the bacon strips on a rimmed baking pan with cooling rack and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until done.

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The real grease, mess lovers will probably not use a rack, but I like using the rack because the grease drips off the bacon and then you can, carefully, pour the hot grease into a can.  It makes the clean up much easier and I don’t think it compromises the taste. The bacon is crispy and really delicious. Look how good it looks…

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The only problem is that it is so good, we have to make lots of bacon..

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Cooks Note:: If you read my post from earlier this week, you must be thinking I cheated on my plan with this bacon, but I was really good and just made it for my family. Luckily, it wasn’t too hard to abstain because it disappeared almost the minute it came out of the oven. 🙂

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  1. We cook it this way too, but coat it in maple syrup before it goes in–yummy!!!

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