In an effort to stretch my branches, I decided to take a risk this last weekend. The risk was two-fold. One, it involved food. And the second is because it involves bacon.
You see my oldest had mentioned there was a way to cook bacon in the oven. She said it tasted good, just as good as pan fried. I’d heard this about microwave bacon. And the hubbinator hates microwave bacon.
I’d also heard this about turkey bacon.
We’re not even going there. But no, just no.
Either way, I decided to try baking the bacon. The risk was magnified because it was the hubbinator’s birthday and I was making eggs Benedict.
My daughter told me to bake the bacon at 425F for 40 minutes, turning after 20 minutes. 40 minutes is a long time to wait for bacon. So I double checked the instructions on line until I found one I liked better. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes, turning after 10 minutes.
Well, it didn’t take 20 minutes. More like 16 minutes. And yes, it was just as wonderful as pan fried bacon.
However, you could only cook one pound of bacon at a time. Yes, I know. The horror. Which means I still had to wait 40 minutes for enough bacon for all of us for the breakfast. And lastly, because I used the same pan, I did get spatter when I added the new bacon to the grease.
But the second batch cooked even faster than the first.
So the moral of the story, I’ll bake my bacon when I remember and I don’t have to cook 2 pounds.
Until next time.