Bake Your Bacon

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Bacon

I eat a vegetarian diet most of the time but it’s pretty hard to say no to bacon. Bacon makes everything better, right?

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Bacon – Before Baking

When I do get the hankering for some bacon, I like to go for the best and for me that’s Organic Sunday Bacon by Applegate Farms. I like their’s because it’s uncured, nitrate free, organic and I can ship it in, put it in the freezer and use whenever I get the urge.

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Bacon – After Baking

When I do get the urge, I do not want to mess with frying it in a pan and making a huge mess so I just place my strips on a rack placed in a baking baking pan and bake at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. After I remove it from the oven, I dab with a paper towel to decrease the grease and then have a slice. The hubs and I get a few slices with breakfast and then we dice the rest to put in the fridge for salad toppings or other recipes.

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Bacon fresh from the oven

Just to be clear, I have not been compensated in any way for this post; although, I wouldn’t pass up any free bacon if it came my way (hint/hint, Applegate Farms) :-)

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  1. Chrissie Scott says:

    Recently I started putting a piece of parchment paper on the baking sheet and it works beautifully. Not much shrinking and easy cleanup.

  2. I love a good hearty breakfast (especially for dinner!) with this very bacon, scrambled eggs, toast and homemade marmalade or jam! Usually don’t cook enough at one time to warrant using the oven, but for when I do — a question: Does the grease spatter up the oven?
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  3. I have heard of baking bacon a lot – a healthier solution to everyone’s favourite breakfast :P

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  4. Baking is by far the best way to prepare bacon, IMO. And it’s the only way I’ll prepare it when I’m cooking for a crowd. If it’s just a couple of strips I’ll microwave it, which works OK. But the oven method is definitely the best.
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    • Oh, Lord ~ I completely forgot about the microwave ~ Bet it’s a mess to clean up ~ I just bake the whole pack of bacon, fully knowing it will not go to waste ;-)

  5. I love bakin’ bacon! It keeps me from having to smell like bacon for the entire rest of the day after I have made it – it’s also much more crisp and does not shrink as much. Love it!!

  6. This is how I make bacon too-it’s the best!

    • Food Stories says:

      During the workweek, the hubs does a lot of the cooking. I came home from work and he was in the kitchen frying bacon and I almost had a heart attack. I thought, who does this anymore??? Took hours to get that smell and mess out of the house. Baking bacon is the bomb!

  7. I do this all the time and freeze it for later use. It really does make having bacon at the drop the hat for many kinds of things easy. :-)
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    • Food Stories says:

      Interesting – For some reason, I ‘ve never frozen the cooked bacon but now I might have to bake another batch and give it a go :-)

  8. I just baked up a huge package of Blue and Gold bacon this weekend. Used some in potato soup and froze the rest. This is the only way I cook bacon anymore.
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  9. I love cooking bacon this way! This is how we cook it for dishes we make in culinary school, too.
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    • Food Stories says:

      Wow – So glad to know I’m doing something like the big boys do – I feel so cheffy all the sudden :-)

  10. I looked at the bacon and suddenly got hungry. I was thinking that it would never get as far as being cu up for salad toppings in my house, as long as there are two slices of bread and there’s butter then it’s bacon butties all the way.
    xxx Hugs Galore xxx
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  11. I sure think you should get some free bacon, C.J! I find baking bacon is the only way to go and I must say, that bacon from Applegate Farms looks mighty good! I just added the bookmark to my new food shopping folder. I’ve been thinking about doing some food shopping online and I have no idea where to start.

    Thank you so much for sharing…
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    • Food Stories says:

      Can’t go wrong with Applegate Farms – I’ve been buying from them for years. Love their organic deli meat and cheese, too.

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