Bake, Broil, Fry-A Bacon 3 Way! Now that I have your attention let me show you the 3 different ways I make bacon!
I use 2 basic cuts of bacon depending on what I’m making! I like center cut for bacon strips that we are eating as bacon! However for bacon crumbles and bacon bits in recipes regular bacon works great and is cheaper than center cut! Choose the bacon you like best!
Bacon In The Oven
I’ll be totally honest – I didn’t know everyone didn’t cook bacon this way – like for reals! It’s the only way my Mom made/makes bacon! I genuinely thought that that pan that came with ovens was simply there to make bacon!
I had no clue it had any other purpose! I line it with foil for easy bacon grease clean up and lay the strips of bacon on the pan – close but not overlapping, bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven! Depending on the thickness and how done you like your bacon it can take anywhere from 15-35 minutes!
If you don’t have a broiler pan a cookie sheet and an oven safe cooling rack work great!
This took right at 24 minutes – I obviously have a hot spot in my oven with the crispier piece so be sure to check on the bacon and rotate the pan as needed!
In too big of a hurry for your bacon fix – don’t wait for the oven to heat up to 400 degrees and then 15-35 minutes, depending on the thickness and crispness of the bacon to cook! Broil that bacon! Watch it close it can burn fast but it gets done a lot quicker with a lot less mess than stovetop frying!
Same concept as baking – line the pan with foil for easy clean-up, lay strips of bacon without overlapping!
Definitely have a hot spot with my broiler! This took 5 minutes with my broiler on high, you’ve got to watch it closely though!
Stovetop Fried Bacon
Apparently to most this is the traditional way to cook bacon! For me it’s the way I make bacon bits or crumbles!
I simply cut the bacon in pieces before I fry it and I have instant bacon crumbles when I’m done frying! I’m also a kitchen disaster so the thought of cleaning up bacon grease splatter is pretty much the last thing I want to do!
So the only time I fry bacon is when I need it crumbled and want the bacon grease for recipes like my Mom’s Greenbeans!
Bake, Broil, Fry-A Bacon 3 Way
What I’m saying is make bacon – buy bacon, make all the bacon, eat all the bacon, then buy more bacon!