Easy Oven Fried Bacon - It's will likely come as no surprise to you that my oven earns it's keep working overtime. In particular during the Holidays. Whether entertaining out-of-town guests and visitors or cooking for special family events, it's a given that I'll have to run the self-cleaning feature afterwards to clean my oven. I always look forward to the planning and holiday preparations every year, but never the clean-up. I'm sure you can relate.
When preparing breakfast for a crowd, I much prefer making bacon in the oven as opposed to frying it on the stovetop. The biggest advantage, in my opinion, is that you can cook the whole package at one time making breakfast preparation for a crowd much simpler. This is a "how to" for you just in case you've never tried oven frying. Depending on the thickness of the bacon, and how crisp you like it cooked, you can adjust the cooking time accordingly and bake it to suit your personal taste.
Directions for oven frying 1 lb thick cut bacon:
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line 2 jelly roll pans with parchment paper. Alternatively, you can use heavy duty aluminum foil or fit the pan with an oven safe rack sprayed with cooking spray. Arrange the bacon on the pan and bake for 15-18 minutes. Adjust the cooking time as needed based on the thickness of the bacon. After cooking remove to paper towels to drain. Freeze the drippings in an ice cube tray then store in a plastic bag.
Variations - Prior to baking:
1.) Sprinkle the bacon slices liberally with brown sugar
2.) Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper
3.) Brush with pure maple syrup
After cooking several batches of bacon in my oven, among many other goodies, it was in need of spot cleaning. I don't always have the time to run an entire 3 hour self-cleaning cycle just to spot clean my oven. Not to mention the strong smell it leaves in the house. I thought it would be the perfect chance to test the effectiveness of Easy Off Fume Free Oven Cleaner.
I must admit, I was skeptical about the smell it would leave behind. After reading the directions carefully, I applied the cleaner to a cold oven and let it sit for one hour. Most of the baked on grime wiped off immediately using a microfiber towel. Some of the tougher spots needed a second coating of cleaner and I opted to let it sit overnight. Not only was the cleaner fume free, it actually left behind a fresh lemon scent. It worked like a charm as you can see and only took minutes to wipe clean.
After trying Easy Off Fume Free Oven Cleaner and seeing how well it works, I won't waste time or energy worrying about cleaning messy oven spills during the busy holiday season. I'll keep this oven cleaner on hand for quick clean-up and concentrate on celebrating the season, making memories and cooking. Not cleaning.
You should always follow the Manufacturers recommendation for approved cleaners to use in your particular appliance.
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