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Bacon in the Oven (with brown sugar?)

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I could swear I once saw a recipe for this. Anyone have it? Has anyone tried it?

I am actually having a brunch party and am looking for a way to cook bacon in bulk. Let me know if the oven is a good way to go...

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  1. Had it once and was not impressed. Lord knows most American bacon could use less sugar not more.

    1. It'a great way to go. But cook it on a rack over a large jelly-roll pan. Sprinkle the bacon with a little sugar and bake around 375 until crisp. Around 10-15 minutes. Sugar cooked bacon stores well too. Just heat for 15-20 seconds in your microwave on wax paper so it doesn't stick.

      1. You can cook bacon in the microwave too. This is my preferred method. Put slices side-by-side between double layers of paper towelling (on a microwave safe dish) for 5-7 minutes on high depending on your oven power and how you like your bacon. You don't have to use special microwave bacon for this. Use any kind you like. Turns out great and NO SPATTERING!!!

        1. Most commercial kitchens prepare bacon on sheet pans in ovens on parchment paper if that helps.

          1. Bacon cooked in the oven is a great method when you're dealing w/ more than one skillet can handle. I put bacon strips on a fine-wire rack on top of a jelly roll pan (ie, cookie sheet w/ rim) and bake in oven at low temp. (around 250F) til done, this maybe takes +/-15 min. For easy clean up, I usually line the pan w/ foil. Also turn the bacon over once midway during cooking.

            For those who like a little sweetness: I usually baste HALF of the strips w/ good maple syrup (think this tastes better and is less messy than brown sugar IMO) near the last few min. of cooking.

            1. I saw it in Scott (?Peacock?) and Edna Lewis' The Gift of Southern Cooking-- sprinkle bacon with sugar on a roasting rack on a cookie sheet and bake until desired level of crispness. Farmland brand bacon, available in northeast supermarkets, is very good this way.

              1. Cooks Illustrated has Maple glazed streaky bacon strips last months issue. grab a copy. it's more than worth the cost.

                1. I have seasoned bacon with both sugar (brown and white) and maple syrup (not real, but imitation).

                  Some bacons do well with the treatment, some do not. Usually, the vacuum wrapped bacon is already sweetened or is too thin to benefit. Maybe I put too much sweetener on the thin bacon, but I didn't like it. But, thick sliced bacon (it may be Hormel's, used to be Victor's) from the butcher counter did well.

                  When I worked in the food business, we cooked bacon on sheet pans (lined with paper) in the oven, as another poster mentioned. Some of the bacon curls. There was a short time from done to overdone.

                  I like to use a steak press when cooking bacon, wouldn't work in an oven.

                  1. We have sugared bacon every Christmas morning. I don't have a set recipe, but it's easy. In a bowl, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon to taste. Dredge the bacon in the brown sugar mixture and place on a rack set over a jellyroll pan or a cookie sheet. Cover the jellyroll pan or cookie sheet with foil as the sugar melts and sticks like crazy. Cook at 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes until done. The bacon will crisp up if you let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes. It's heavenly!

                    1. Years ago I made bacon in the oven with honey mustard and brown sugar - or maybe it was the broiler. How helpful am I? But it was great. And my really not so humble opinion is that bacon in the oven, on a rack, is SO the way to go. And then it can be beeyootifully frozen, and re-crispified in either the microwave or oven.

                      1. ....The time, ingredients, and quantities are fine, but take the sugared bacon off the parchment paper and on a wire cooling rack(s) the same size as the pan. You won't have to fiddle with yucky greasy parchment or draining hot bacon fat mid-stream - messy and potentially dangerous, IMO. Just turn it as instructed. GREAT for making a lot of bacon all at once.

                        Link: http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jht...

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