Sometimes the best thing on a weekend morning is a delicious piece of crispy bacon. This step-by-step will tell you exactly what you need to do to get that perfect and crispy texture fast!
My favorite way to use bacon (especially during the holidays) is in a spinach buttermilk quiche, but there are so many dishes you can add bacon to! Another great way to use bacon in your cooking is to crumble it into any salad of your choice. Amazingly, it is SO easy to get delicious and crispy bacon in the oven. Ditch using the microwave and try this way instead!
What do you do with the extra bacon grease?
ALWAYS save your bacon grease! The leftover grease is an amazing way to add flavor to your everyday dishes. For example, when you are cooking vegetables or even when you are cooking eggs. Bacon grease can be used as a substitute for different types of oils. Using leftover grease is such a money saver and is a great way to add some extra flavor and extra fun into your routine dishes.
Will bacon get crispy in the oven?
While many people give up on cooking crispy bacon in the oven because it is a little messier than using your microwave, it is so much crispier and full of flavor. Though it takes a little bit longer than using the microwave, not only is the bacon SO much tastier, but you get the added benefit of using the grease at a later date. Ditch the microwave! It makes the bacon flimsy in comparison to the crispiness of oven-baked bacon.
How long can the grease hold in the fridge?
As long as you use an airtight container to keep the bacon in, as well as keeping it in the fridge, it will stay good for a REALLY long time. Personally, I am able to keep it until I have used up all of it. It lasts so long, that it will most likely not be an issue if you are willing to use it.
Can bacon be cooked from being frozen?
It can! Though I would recommend thawing out the bacon first if you store it in your freezer. It makes the cook time a little bit longer if you put the pieces on the pan when they are still frozen.
How can you minimize some of the bacon mess?
A helpful tip to make the cleanup easier would be to line your pan with aluminum foil. Doing this will keep your pan free of grease but still allow for you to easily pour it into a container to save. This is not a necessary step, but it sure does help for those busy mornings!
Is bacon bad for you?
While you probably should not eat bacon on an everyday basis, nothing is wrong with a little bit in moderation. The protein that bacon has is an added bonus, but maybe save enjoying it for every now and then. Anyway, that will just make the excitement of smelling fresh bacon cooking on a Saturday morning even better!
What kinds of recipes can you make with crispy bacon?
Personally, I really like to use bacon with my spinach buttermilk quiche. Bacon is perfect in the morning for breakfast, as a topper to salads, added on to a hamburger, crumbled into mac and cheese, and so much more. It is such a versatile thing to add to so many dishes, which is why it is SO important to make sure that it is crispy and perfect.
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Here are some recipes that I LOVE this crispy bacon with:
- This Spinach & Bacon Buttermilk Quiche is Easy to Make Ahead For A Special Occasion
- The Best Ever White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
Let me know how you enjoy this fabulous dish in the comments below. As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Be blessed and stay savvy!!!
- 1 pound of bacon
- Spread out the bacon strips on a large baking sheet
- Heat the oven to 400F
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until desired crispiness
- Flip bacon halfway through
- Once it is crispy enough, take it out of the oven and remove pieces
- Place bacon on parchment paper
- Drain grease into a container
Do not forget to save the grease! There are so many recipes that you can use it in!