Monday, April 22, 2013

Perfect Sunday Baked Bacon

We love bacon around our house.  Typically we have some on weekends and in an occasional weeknight dish. I call this Perfect Sunday Bacon because we do have a tendency to eat it on Sunday mornings.  Also, the brand we most enjoy is by Applegate Farms and they call it Sunday Bacon

I look forward to this indulgence all week long.  I love it!  And best of all, it's so easy to shove in the oven and forget about it while you get your kids up and ready, enjoy a hot cup of coffee or cook eggs and veggies to go with it.

Perfect Sunday Baked Bacon
(Serves 2)

In a large rectangle or square baking flat pan, place some aluminum foil.  Then spread out 4 to 6 slices of bacon where they don't touch each other on the foiled pan. 

Place it in the oven, not-pre-heated.  Turn on the oven to 350 degrees.  Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until desired crispiness. 

Seriously, don't preheat your oven!!!  I've read dozens of reviews on baking bacon that it will cook faster and likely burn it if you do.  So don't worry about that step.  Just throw it in the oven and let that machine do it's magic.  Let it cook and come out like this:

If you want you can blot out the grease from the tops of the bacon with a paper towel.  Or you can be smart and pour the grease into a container and reuse it to cook your veggies with at a later time.  My favorite is to use leftover bacon grease is in mashed cauliflower (instead of white potatoes).  Mmm, mmm!

That's it.  It's done!  Put your hands on it; lift to mouth and savor every crispy bite!   I hope you enjoy some bacon from time to time like we do and don't feel guilty over it. But do read labels carefully and look for Casein free, Gluten free bacon strip options or purchase directly from a reputable butcher if you can!

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