Tonight, I tried Dan Benjamin’s (of 5by5 fame) popular Bacon Method. I’m pleased to say the bacon came out incredibly delicious — by far the best bacon I’ve ever had in my life. I let it cook an extra 2 minutes at the end, but the end result was worth it. Crispy, porky goodness.
To recap, the steps are:
- Place bacon in a single layer on an baking sheet lined with either aluminum foil or a Silpat mat.
- Place the tray in a cold oven.
- Turn the oven to 400℉.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Cool.
I promise you, this Method renders (see what I did there?) the best bacon you’ll ever have. After eating bacon cooked this way, I’m unsure if I’ll ever cook it in a sauté pan ever again.1
Well, not unless I’m cooking eggs or potatoes. ↩