How to Cook the Best Bacon



Bacon. Might as well be a sentence in itself, because it sure as Hell is a statement. Bacon. It even feels good to say/type/hear/whatever. But one of the biggest problems about bacon is cooking it. It really shouldn’t be that hard. Some people prepare it on the stove top, which is nice but can lead to grease burns and ruined shirts (use a splatter guard). And some other people cook it in the microwave (these people want to watch the world burn).

Because we care about all the happy Sporkers out there, we’ve put together the easiest way to prepare picture-perfect bacon.

Start with one pound of bacon, or two pounds if you’re cooking for two. Also, this recipe works best with thick-cut bacon. Shame on you if you don’t buy thick-cut bacon.

Crank the oven up to 350 degrees. This is the temperature widely assumed to be bacon heaven.

Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. This will help you spend less time cleaning and more time eating your bacon.

Arrange bacon on the sheet in a single layer. Slightly overlapping is still all right.

Bake in the preheated oven until you think it looks incredible, probably somewhere between 10-15 minutes. Remove bacon with tongs or your teeth, depending on how hungry you are. Warning: removing bacon with teeth will probably make you look like everyone’s favorite reindeer. No, Blitzen, we’re not talking about you.

And there you go. Perfect bacon. You’re welcome.

Post and Photo by Ian Sims.