If you want to cook your bacon all at once, not have to tend, and have it cook up flat and perfectly crisp - then you're going to love this method!
You can line your rimmed baking sheets with foil or without. The bacon doesn't really stick to the pan using this method, so the foil just helps with the clean up.
Once all the bacon is arranged (no overlapping), place in a cold oven and turn oven to 400°F. Starting the bacon in a pre-heated oven will cook the bacon too fast - slow cooking is how to get the perfect color and texture (crispiness).
If you want to cook a lot of bacon, you can put more than one pan in the oven, just switch them around half way through cooking.
- 12 Strips of GF Bacon
- Place strips of bacon in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet (with foil or without), be sure not to overlap or they won't crisp evenly.
- Place baking pan into cold oven on the lower rack and set temperature to 400°F. Check doneness after 17-20 minutes. If you want crispier bacon, cook another 3-5 minutes, but keep an eye on it as it crisps up quickly past this point.
- Remove bacon to a paper towel to drain.