If you’re still frying your bacon in a pan on your stove and getting splattered with grease, making a horrible mess of your stovetop, forgetting it and burning it to a crisp:
There is a much easier way!
1.) Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
2.) Line a cookie sheet with foil. If your foil isn’t wide enough to be able to wrap it up over the edges, fold two lengths together to create leak-proof seam.
3.) Lay out your bacon in a single layer on the foil, (it’s okay to overlap a little if you’re trying to get a lot on there.)
5.) Pull the bacon off the pan right away and lay it in several layers of paper towels to soak off excess grease.
6.) To clean up, wait until the hot grease has cooled and solidified and then simply wad up the foil and toss it in the garbage!
Your pan should be completely clean, or if you accidentally punctured the foil at some point, (I do sometimes, oops,) you might have a little grease there, but it is so much easier to clean than a crusty frying pan!
Update: Readers have commented that placing a rack on top of the foil, under the bacon makes it turn out less greasy!
Also, I just ran across this video on how to make “bacon bundles” to use in sandwiches! GENIUS!