How to Bake Bacon Just like Oma

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Here's how to bake bacon, aka Gebackener Speck,  - the easy way to make lots of bacon without the mess! It's the easiest way I know how to cook bacon, especially without the splatter.

As much as I love bacon, I didn't like the mess it made when I fried. It took longer to clean the stove and surrounding areas than it did to cook it.

For the full list of ingredients & detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. But before you scroll, there’s important & interesting stuff to know right below.

That was, until I learned that bacon can be baked in the oven. But even there, it splattered a bit. However, once I started to use a stoneware baking dish, all that changed.

How to bake bacon, just the way you like it.

Now, I use a large stoneware cookie sheet. Line the bacon out, close together, without overlapping. Into the oven it goes. 20 minutes later - nice, crispy bacon. AND the oven stays clean. No splattering. No mess.

I like my bacon really crisp. If you don't, just remove it from the oven when it's done to your liking. So good!

What's even better? I can usually get about a pound of bacon to a cookie sheet - especially if it is thick-cut slices - the best kind for oven baking.

So, you wanted to know how to cook bacon? You bake it. That's the only way. It's also so convenient because you can use the stove top to make the eggs or pancakes. In the meantime, the bacon is baking.

Don't have a stoneware cookie sheet? Then use a regular cookie sheet, lined with foil for easy clean up. Still a lot better than frying.

So, that's my secret. Baking bacon. Who would have thought?


Oma says,

So, what's so German about bacon. Well, not only do we enjoy the bacon, but the bacon drippings are saved and used. Add the drippings to kale or when cooking green beans.

Use the drippings to brown the meat for Flatladen or for any other meat. Yep, delicious!

Ready to bake bacon?

How to Bake Bacon Just like Oma

Here's how to bake bacon, aka gebackener Speck,  - the easy way to make lots of bacon without the mess! It's the easiest way I know how to cook bacon, especially without the splatter.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes

Servings:

Makes 1 pound "fried" bacon

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound bacon, preferably thick-sliced

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Using stoneware cookie sheet (or foil-lined metal sheet) with edges, lay bacon in non-overlapping rows.
  3. Bake for about 20 minutes or until done. If using thin-sliced bacon, check around 15 minutes.
  4. Remove bacon to paper-towel lined plate to drain fat.
  5. ENJOY!

Notes/Hints:

  • Pour the accumulated fat from the baking sheet into a container and keep in the fridge. Perfect for frying meat, eggs, or to add a bacon flavor to other dishes.

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How to bake bacon, just the way you like it

How to Bake Bacon Just like Oma



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How to Bake Bacon Just like Oma


Here's how to bake bacon - no frying, no splattering, no mess! It's the easiest way to cook lots of bacon!


Ingredients: bacon,

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