Oven-cooked Bacon

I love bacon.  Love, love, love it.

I also love my glass cook-top.  Love, love, love it.

However, I hate cleaning splattered bacon grease from my glass cook-top.  Hate it with a capital H.

Sooo, I make bacon in the oven.  Yay!

I line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, line up the bacon, and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.  I know some people bake at a higher temperature, but I have a tendency to burn bacon, so a lower temp is best for me.

And I always reserve the bacon grease in a mason jar in my fridge.  When I turn the oven on I set the jar on the counter to warm up a bit (fresh, hot bacon grease + cold jar of bacon grease = cracked jar and slimy mess).

While my bacon drains on a paper-towel-lined plate,  I let the grease cool a few minutes before folding up the foil to funnel it into the jar.

Now I always have bacon grease on hand for scrambled eggs, sautéed spinach or shredded Brussels sprouts, or any other dish that could use a smoky, bacon-y flavor.

Yum!

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