tip: how to cook lots of bacon

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Can’t get enough bacon but don’t have the time to cook it up fresh every time? You can try my other method of frozen bacon rolls, but if your bacon requirements are more of a…ahem… hasty... nature (AKA gimme bacon NOW!), try out this trick from the pros and you’ll have a hot pan of bacon at your beckoning.

1 package uncooked bacon

1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 425F. Lay the bacon strips evenly down on the pan, overlapping each piece slightly with the next, until you’ve used all the bacon you want to. I recommend the whole package 😉

2. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, then flip the bacon and separate the pieces, which will have begun to stick together where they overlapped. Bake another 10 minutes if you want to have par-cooked bacon at your beck and call, or bake for another 15 minutes or until crispy if you plan on using it right away.

3. If you’re par-cooking the bacon, take it out after its second 10-minute cycle and let drain on some paper towels. At this point you can simply refrigerate them in a resealable bag or container and use them for sandwiches, breakfasts, salads etc, or lay them out flat on a parchment-lined (clean) pan again, and freeze them, then bag them (this is called IQF – Individually Quick Freezing). Then take out as many pieces as you need, toss em in a pan for a couple minutes, and voila! freshly cooked bacon!

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