You might know Dan Benjamin from his 5by5 podcasts, but did you know he's also a bacon aficionado? We didn't, but we recently tried his simple recipe for baked bacon, and an awesome one it is:
- Cover bottom of pan with bacon
- Put pan into unheated oven
- Turn oven on to 400 degrees
- Bake for 20-22 minutes
So what do you get from this? Something very flavorful and very juicy, with just a tiny bit of crisp on the sides. Really, I can't remember ever having such flavorful bacon.
The one reason you might not enjoy it quite as much, is if you're a fan of the satisfying crunch of truly crispy bacon.
There's room for both, but we highly recommend at least trying the Dan Benjamin method.
Vote for Cooking bacon the Dan Benjamin way: It’s your civic duty!