CRISPY BACON- OVEN METHOD                                       back to home

After years of frying bacon on the stovetop I finally came to my senses and started doing it in the oven. It makes clean-up a breeze- wipe the bacon grease off of the foil when done and recycle the foil.

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the bacon strips on the sheet- leaving a little room between each slice.

Cooking time will depend on the thickness of your bacon. I like using thick bacon and for that I cook it for about 10 minutes- then turn it- and continue cooking about another 10 minutes until crispy. Drain on paper towels.

                                                   The Best Local Bacon

Thielen Meats Bacon used to be relatively unknown, except to insiders. when my Dad drove down to Minneapolis to visit us he always stopped in Pierz ,Minnesota and picked up a couple of pounds for us - that was more than 25 years ago. After Carl died, there was no more of this truly wonderful bacon in our house. Until... The Star Tribune featured it in their Taste section a few years back. They sang it’s praises and mentioned all the celebrities who had it shipped to them (e.g.Julia Roberts) This bacon can now be found in a lot of Twin Cities Markets- that is unless the shelf is empty-as is often the case in BLT season. Pricey at $7.99 a pound- but well worth it!