I baked the rest of the pound of bacon in the oven at 400°on my Pampered Chef large baking pan(jelly roll style pan with edges to catch the grease).
(fried on the left, baked on the right)
Here is the results:
- more greasy
- more crispy
- cooked to smaller pieces
- more wavy--not really flat for putting on a sandwich!
- had grease to clean up all over my stove!
- thicker pieces
- flatter pieces that fit better on a sandwich
- crispy yet chewy
- less greasy
- less mess
- took less time and less watchful eye
Overall Results: The baked bacon got rave reviews from my family! My "picky eater" hubby raved about the baked bacon!! He told me that he would appreciate it if I baked the bacon from now on because he enjoyed it so much. He said that it tasted more like how the restaurants cook their bacon. My kids even could tell a difference between the cooking styles. They enjoyed it as well.
So this Momma is making a change in her kitchen!! I am switching to baking the bacon!