Boost Your Oven-Baked Bacon With An Aluminium Foil Rack

I love cooking bacon in the oven. It's super-easy, cleanup is fast, and you still get control over how crispy you want your strips. This oven-baking tip from America's Test Kitchen takes things up a level with a foil "rack" that gives you the waviness you miss in the oven and makes cleanup even simpler.

The video above shows you how it's done. Line a baking sheet with foil, then, instead of putting the bacon directly down on the foil as you normally would, make an accordion-like folded sheet of foil, then rest it on top of the baking sheet. Then drape your bacon over your new foil "rack".

Baking your bacon this way lets both sides crisp up (instead of one side sitting in grease), eliminates the need to flip, and makes cleanup even easier since the grease will drain away from the bacon and into the grooves of the foil.

The end result is delicious, crispy, wavy bacon that's well-cooked on both sides. If you like your bacon a little hammier (I'm looking at you, my UK friends), you can always pull it out early. For those of you who just can't give up your frying pan, we have a tip for you too.

Raise Bacon to New Levels of Greatness [America's Test Kitchen]


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