The Bacon Method™

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:

  1. Place bacon in a single layer on an baking sheet lined with either aluminum foil or a Silpat mat.
  2. Place the tray in a cold oven.
  3. Turn the oven to 400℉.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. 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


  1. Well, not unless I’m cooking eggs or potatoes. ↩