The trouble is that when I thaw it, obviously I now have a whole pound of bacon at the ready.
We might love bacon but we won’t eat a pound of it in one sitting.
No worries though because I just cook it all and then freeze whatever doesn’t get used.
That’s right, you can precook your bacon and then freeze it so that it’s ready when you need some smoky goodness in your life.
I cook my bacon in the oven on top of a cooling rack. This saves me from having to stand guard over a hot skillet with flying grease. Cooking it in the oven is so much easier! Plus you have the benefit of even cooking and taking that bacon as far as you want it to go. I like my bacon extra super crispy pretty please.
How OHC Handles Makin’ The Bacon
What you need:
- 1lb Fresh Bacon
- 1 Large Baking Sheet
- Metal Cooling Rack
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line the baking sheet with foil and place the metal rack on top. Place bacon slices in a single layer, on top of the metal rack. The entire amount of bacon might not fit and you make have to do this twice. I always have to do two batches.
Place baking sheet in oven and cook until the bacon is as crisp as you like it. Be careful it doesn’t burn or that the grease doesn’t smoke too much.
Once it’s at your desired crispness, remove from oven VERY CAREFULLY so that you don’t spill hot bacon grease.
Place cooked bacon on paper towel.
Repeat with the next batch. If you have a lot of bacon grease, drain into a heat proof glass container and then proceed with making the next batch.
Use as much bacon as you need for whatever you’re using it for and just freeze the leftovers in a freezer bag. The bacon takes no time to thaw and you can pull out as many slices as you need for your next meal or recipe. The bacon will thaw as you prep ingredients. If you want it warm, just heat in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
Ta-da! Easy! Not only do you now have a grease free stove-top, you have successfully made some bacon including leftovers for future uses.
Like for sandwiches or salads.
Or just eating. Whichever comes first.