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To cook bacon in the oven?

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Gobbycop · 17/10/2020 10:03

I don't mean under a grill in the oven.

I mean in the oven (electric) on 200° on a grill pan with foil under the wire the bacon is on.

Then I can just get on with other things (making coffee and other breakfast fare) while it slowly cooks.

Am I the only wrongun that cooks bacon in this slightly bizarre and probably non cost effective way?

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LoeliaPonsonby · 17/10/2020 10:03

YANBU. Only way to cook bacon for a crowd.


HyaluronicHippo · 17/10/2020 10:03

Nope, best way to cook it.

It’s How I do sausages too.


Serin · 17/10/2020 10:04

I adopted this method after seeing them do it in Gregg's.
Less smelly and smoky as well.


justthecat · 17/10/2020 10:05

I only cook mine in oven


londonscalling · 17/10/2020 10:05

I always do this unless it's just a couple of rashers. Didn't realise it's odd!


LittleRa · 17/10/2020 10:06

I cook it in the oven, I like it very crisp.


Belledan1 · 17/10/2020 10:10

If I do a cooked breakfast I put everything in oven ie. bacon, sausage, whole mushrooms, toms. Only thing on top eggs and beans if have them.


ponygirlcurtis · 17/10/2020 10:11

Me too. I sometimes pop halved mushrooms under the rashers too. No messy cooker top to clean up.


iwishiwasonhol · 17/10/2020 10:12

yip i do it too ,the oven is already on for the hash browns anyway, but even if i was only doing bacon i still do it this way ,less smelly ,less hassle and much crisper bacon


itbemay1 · 17/10/2020 10:13

I always cook it in the oven, not under the grill but oven cook it


Boulshired · 17/10/2020 10:14

I put the bacon over the sausages in the oven for the last 10 minutes. Especially with streaky bacon.


IHaveAGreyLamp · 17/10/2020 10:18

Microwave it!

Absolutely brilliant hack, lay a couple of sheets of kitchen roll on a plate, lay your bacon on top, and pop another sheet of roll on top, microwave for two mins and Bob’s your uncle, perfect bacon!


dottiedodah · 17/10/2020 10:21

Never heard of this ,but thank you! I will be trying this out for sure.Managed to do my knee in and standing about hurts! Will try for whole brekkie as well!


grassgreenthisside · 17/10/2020 10:21

Yip I always cook it this way. Less smell and can get it crispy easily


Letseatgrandma · 17/10/2020 10:23

Yep-I always do this.

I also use one of those red silicone pyramid things underneath that lets all the fat run off, and then they are better for you as well!


LadyFannyButton · 17/10/2020 10:24

I always do my bacon in the oven. Less smoke and smell lingering in the house/on clothes. It also tends to cook more evenly.


LadyFannyButton · 17/10/2020 10:27


Microwave it!

Absolutely brilliant hack, lay a couple of sheets of kitchen roll on a plate, lay your bacon on top, and pop another sheet of roll on top, microwave for two mins and Bob’s your uncle, perfect bacon!

I’m imagining it coming out of the microwave all flaccid and pink Envy

MozzchopsThirty · 17/10/2020 10:27

I only ever cook bacon & sausage in the oven
I don't like the smell of my grill
It's healthier
And it cooks more evenly


GreyishDays · 17/10/2020 10:28

Oddly, it does crisp up @LadyFannyButton


devildeepbluesea · 17/10/2020 10:29

I changed to doing it this way after reading about a chef who said it was the best way.

He was right.


Pesimistic · 17/10/2020 10:33

I hate the splatter it leave when cooked on the hob and it's never as crispy so only in the oven for me


reginaphalangeeee · 17/10/2020 10:35

That's the only way I'll cook bacon, have done for years! 16 mins at 200, put in when oven is cold. Think it's called "the bacon method".


Chanjer · 17/10/2020 10:35


Weird people


YouveGotMeWhosGotYou · 17/10/2020 10:37

Poor things. For you it's a meal, but for them,its their life. Sad


maddiemookins16mum · 17/10/2020 10:41

I haven’t fried bacon or sausages for 20 plus years. Both done in the oven.

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