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Years ago, at a darling little lunch spot, I ordered a BLT.

 

When it came the bacon was beautifully crisp, not greasy,

and flat.

 

As I left from the back porch covered with ivy, I passed the chef standing in the kitchen door way and asked him how he got flat bacon.  He told me to bake it!

Parchment would certainly stop any splatters.

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@Kachina624 wrote:

I cook it in the microwave on paper towels covered by paper towels.  When its ready in 8 or 9 minutes, I throw all the towels away and I'm done.  No splatter or grease to get rid of.  I use a special tray made just for cooking bacon.


This. I've had my special tray so long; I think my mom got it for me. I've never done whole slices any other way.  Smiley Happy

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Years ago I read about doing it in the oven - here on this board.  I'd never heard of that.

 

I tried it the first time and, hoo boy what a mess!   So, I revised it and now what I do is take a large baking sheet (rimmed) and put down some nonstick aluminum foil.  Then I put the bacon atop that.  Then I take a sheet of parchment paper and press it down on top of the bacon, totally covering it.

 

It cooks great and no splatter.   When I take it out I do as I always did and have a plate, or some sort of flat dish, with a paper towel on it and put the bacon on the paper towel.  Maybe it's two layers of paper towel.  Now I can't recall, as it's been a while.  Smiley Happy

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I cook my bacon and sausage in my George Froman grill,

less mess, and cooks both sides at the same time.

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I cook bacon in a cold 375 degree oven on parchment papers.  Comes out cripsy and there's no mess to clean up.  

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I have always used my oven, and the broiler pan. I put a little water in the pan to help with clean up.  The bacon is crispy the way we like it and has not been laying in grease to cook.

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@chickenbutt I do the same as you........foil lined sheet pan in the oven.  But I never thought of putting the parchment on the top.  What temperature do you cook it at? I know the length of time depends on the thickness, how warm or cold the bacon is, and personal preference for doneness. 

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I vote for microwave with cover. Trying to keep oven clean and that spatters everywhere! 

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Re: Cooking Bacon Question

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@BunSnoop   I always bake my bacon at 375 degrees.  I like the thicker bacon so it takes about 20 to 25 min.  I bake it on tin foil for easy cleanup and then cool it on paper towels.

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@Kachina624 wrote:

I cook it in the microwave on paper towels covered by paper towels.  When its ready in 8 or 9 minutes, I throw all the towels away and I'm done.  No splatter or grease to get rid of.  I use a special tray made just for cooking bacon.


Just bought a plastic bacon c00ker, here on QVC, 3 minutes, has a cover that fits on it. can't wait to get it, but I have always cooked mine in the oven.