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Video:How to Bake Bacon

with Cliff Wildman

In this video, you'll learn how to bake bacon - a less messy method than frying in a pan. See these step-by-step instructions for baking bacon easily.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Bake Bacon

Hi Cliff Wildman wih About.com food. Using a frying pan isn't the only way to make bacon. Today I'm going to show you how to use your oven to bake it.

Preparing the Bake Bacon

To start out we want to pre-heat the oven to four hundred (400) degrees Fahrenheit. So next we're going to take a baking sheet or a cooking sheet and some aluminum foil. And the trick here is to bunch up the aluminum foil just a little bit and then spread it back out before you cover the baking sheet. This allows the grease from the bacon to pool and also keeps the bacon from sticking to the foil as it bakes.

Placing the Bacon on the Baking Sheet

So once the baking sheet is covered with the aluminum foil, now we're going to place the bacon onto the baking sheet. Now you want to make sure that the bacon does not touch or overlap from one piece to the next. So you can fit more bacon onto a sheet than I have here, but just make sure those pieces aren't touching.

Baking the Bacon

So now if you oven is pre-heated we're ready to put the bacon in. And you want to put the bacon into the oven for about fifteen (15) minutes. If you like your bacon a little less crispy you might put in for twelve minutes and if you like it crispier you might put it in for upwards of seventeen to eighteen minutes. And that is definitely what you want to do if your bacon is thicker.

So now the fifteen minutes is up, we're going to pull the bacon out, and just like if you fried it in a pan you want to go ahead and drain the bacon on a piece of paper towel on a plate, but then you're ready to serve. This is a really easy simple way to serve bacon and it's a lot less messy than it is frying in a pan.

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