I have a friend who was ready to swear off bacon.
I know, the horror!
But a bunch of FB buddies stepped in and suggested
said friend try cooking it in the oven.
And since we had bacon that night for dinner, I thought I'd take some
photos to demonstrate how I do it.
I preheat the oven to 400 - some people prefer to put the bacon in
the oven cold, but ours takes a long time to heat up, so I preheat it for bacon.
Then I grab some foil and make some 'boats'.
I make sure that each boat has a tall side, to keep as much of the fat in as possible.
I have a really large sheet pan, and I can fit a whole package of bacon on like this,
with three boats:
When I use a smaller pan, I generally make only two boats.
Then I cook it around 12 minutes, until it's a little crispy.
I don't think you can really see in this picture very well how much fat there
is left in the pan, but it kinda pooled on the right side.
I don't wash it right away - I wait a little while so the fat will harden/set a little.
That way, I can just ball up the foil and toss it in the garbage.
And the pan is pretty clean and doesn't require any scraping, just a quick wash by hand.
Mmmm...now I wish I bought bacon this week.