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Oven Fried Bacon-Adoption Issues

Oven Fried Bacon-Adoption Issues

Oven Fried Bacon is the Easiest Way to Prepare Bacon.  I was concerned about safety with the bacon cooking in the oven until I tried it. This bacon turns out crispy every time and so easy to make.

When building the foil walls around the pan to put the bacon in, I think about our two youngest children who were adopted.  They were adopted at ages 4 and 7 1/2.  By that time, they both had experienced a lot of trauma.  When someone experiences trauma, they build a wall up around their heart.  It is very hard for a person who has experienced trauma to trust or love other people.  Over our lifetime, most of us experience something in our lives that makes us put up a wall from time to time.  Hopefully, by learning how to put our trust in God, we can start learning how to tear down the walls.  We will learn how to love and trust again.

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The easiest way to fry bacon!!  Pepper Bacon Above. 
Update 11/1/12 – I am very happy to say my youngest daughter who was adopted has made lots of progress in trusting us this year.  We keep praying and praying that our adopted son will do the same. 
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed for seven days.  By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.  – Hebrews 11:30,31

The first time I tried to fix bacon in the oven I was afraid grease would spatter and catch the oven on fire.

 I have since prepared bacon many, many, many times in the oven and have always had a great experience.  I am convinced the oven is the best and easiest way to prepare bacon.  This is how commercial kitchens prepare bacon. 
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OVEN FRIED BACON – You can fix this bacon directly on the foil. If you do not use a rack on top of the foil, just drain the bacon before serving.

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The best part of cooking bacon is the clean up.  After the pan cools, just throw the foil away.  NO MESS!
For an extra treat, try sprinkling the bacon with black pepper before cooking.  You can also try brushing the bacon with maple syrup 10 minutes before the bacon is done and replace it back into the oven.

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Oven Fried Bacon-Adoption Issues
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Take a large sheet pan with a lip and line it with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Be sure to cover the edges. I usually build a wall with the foil around the lip of the pan.
  • Arrange the bacon in the pan. It is best if the bacon does not touch each other. You can put the bacon directly on the foil or use a wire rack.
  • If using a rack, spray the rack with a cooking spray and place it on the foil.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes.
  • Turn the pan completely around (very important step).
  • Bake for another 7-8 minutes.
  • Remove bacon to a plate covered with paper towels.
  • Adjust cooking time accordingly, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. We all like our baking cooked differently. I usually take it out of the oven and get several pieces out for my husband and then return it back to the oven for another 10-12 minutes. The rest of the family likes our bacon crispy.

12 Responses to Oven Fried Bacon-Adoption Issues

  1. I love making bacon in the oven. Gets nice and crispy, without splattering all over the place! I never thought about seasoning it up, and must try that. Blessings to your family! Thank you for linking up at #MerryMonday!

  2. I love this method for bacon. I make lattice squares and go one step further and pop those babies on the grill for a few seconds to crisp them up. When I am going to all the trouble I make up several squares. That way when I want bacon for my sandwich, I can just pull a square out of the fridge, done! Thanks for sharing,
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  3. I got to tell you I started to make bacon lattice this way for panini’s this past year and love it. Couldn’t agree with you more about no splatter issues and the bacon is actually crispier and tasty cooked this way, too. So, totally sharing all over to let others catch on to this way of cooking bacon!! :)
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  4. Finally, an oven recipe to cook bacon that WORKS!

    Cooking bacon in a frying pan gives us excellent bacon but is so time consuming. The first time I saw a recipe to “fry” bacon in the oven I was almost converted on the spot but the results always fell far short of my expectation. I’ve tried at least 5 or 6 different recipes that disappointed but refused to give up on what surely had to be a great new idea.

    You call your recipe Oven FRIED Bacon (in fact I couldn’t find it at first b/c I was looking for Oven Baked Bacon) and I had to follow the links from a email for TexMex recipes to find it. Am I glad I did. The temperature seems a bit low from previous recipes I’ve tried but the heavy duty foil, I suspect, may be the real secret ingredient.

    Thank you so much for the recipe and your timing, which couldn’t have been better. I’m bringing a dish as a hostess gift tomorrow that calls for a pound of crisp crumbled bacon. I dreaded frying all that bacon one frying pan at a time and then remembered your mentioning this recipe.

    Again, thank you.

    • Janet,

      Thank you for your kind words about my Oven Fried Bacon recipe. We eat way to much of it. To me, it really works great in the oven. I have to cook it at different lengths of time because my family all likes their bacon different. When I eat it or cook with it I want it cooked hard with all the fat cooked off, but my boys and husbands like it not so done.
      Anyway, I hope your pound of bacon you are taking as a gift today turns out wonderful.
      Thanks for the information about Oven Fried Bacon and Oven Baked Bacon. I would probably get a larger viewing if I chance the name.

      Diane Roark

  5. Diane, I woke this morning thinking of you and Jerry and your family. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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