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The Mistake You're Making When Cooking Bacon In The Oven
Whether its salty goodness is sidled up next to eggs, crumbled on a salad, or added to a burger, bacon makes everything better. There are plenty of ways to prepare bacon, but the best method when cooking for a crowd is to use the oven; however, the oven is not foolproof, and you should avoid making this one common mistake.
The oven allows you to cook a lot of bacon at once using a consistent temperature, and also saves on cooking and cleanup time. However, many home cooks make the mistake of cooking bacon too quickly under high heat, leading to strips that are burned to a crisp; therefore, the low and slow approach is your friend.
Most pros recommend cooking bacon in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, but chef Gavin Fine says you can go even lower at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Also, place your bacon on a wire rack over a rimmed sheet pan so the grease can drip off the strips while they cook.