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Baking Perfect Bacon for a BLT

Rated as 4.93 out of 5 Stars
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"By using heavy duty aluminum foil and creating some valleys for the bacon fat to flow results in perfectly flat, perfectly crisp, yet still succulent strips of bacon. Perfect for a BLT!"
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Ingredients

35 m servings 577
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cut a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil about twice as long as a rimmed baking sheet. Pinch and fold every inch or so of the foil to create ridges for the bacon to drain into while cooking.
  3. Place bacon side by side on the ridged foil.
  4. Bake in preheat oven to your desired level of doneness and a bit of foam forms on the surface, 25 to 30 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Partner tip: Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 577 calories; 56.8 0.8 14.6 86 1050 Full nutrition

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Having used the foil method for a while now, I can vouch this is a great way to cook bacon, relatively unattended. Chef John improves, of course, on the standard oven foil method by introducing...

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I've been using the oven method of bacon for a while. Thought I would try the pinched ridge version. Didn't like it. I find the oven method creates very tasty, evenly cooked bacon. This ridge me...

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Having used the foil method for a while now, I can vouch this is a great way to cook bacon, relatively unattended. Chef John improves, of course, on the standard oven foil method by introducing...

If I could give this a higher rating I definitely would!! I LOVED IT AND WILL USE IT ALWAYS!!! It worked like a charm, but my biggest problem was the pinch and fold for the foil. My fingers just...

Cleanup is a breeze, and I don't get burned by splattering grease. Perfect bacon for a perfect BLT. Nice.

This worked great! I always cook my bacon in the oven, but never thought about doing it like this. I used the bacon to make party-sized BLT sandwiches, which were a HUGE hit~YUM! Thanks for shar...

I’ve been baking bacon for 10 years, no muss no fuss but most of all no popping grease on me . I bake mine at 350 , you’ll smell the bacon in about 20 min. Then you have to check for the chris...

Bacon baked in the oven is the best. I line a 1/2 sheet pan with foil then place a baking rack on top of the foil spray the rack with non-stick cooking spray so the bacon will release from the r...

Love baked bacon. The only thing I did differently was line a cookie sheet with foil and place a cooling rack over that to place the bacon on. It gets extra crispy.

Excellent method!

I've been using the oven method of bacon for a while. Thought I would try the pinched ridge version. Didn't like it. I find the oven method creates very tasty, evenly cooked bacon. This ridge me...