Cooking bacon the Dan Benjamin way


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. 

Thanks, Dan!