If you like thick, tender slices of bacon, but find it hard to cook it on the stovetop, then do it in the oven! The classic recipe involves spreading the slices out on a sheet of aluminum foil and baking them until crisp. To give them a sweet and smoky taste, brush them with maple syrup a few minutes before the end of cooking. If you want to add a decadent character to your dish, top the bacon with a mixture of brown sugar and pecans to cook when the slices are golden brown.
To cook bacon in the oven
For a dose of 450 g
450 g thick bacon
To cook bacon in the oven with maple syrup
For a dose of 350 g
- 350g thick-cut smoked bacon
- 15 to 30 ml of maple syrup
To make praline bacon
To make 8 slices of bacon
- 8 slices of thick bacon
- 65g finely chopped pecans
- 100 g brown sugar
- 60 ml of maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon (0.5 g) cayenne pepper
Method 1 of 3: Cook the bacon
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 200 ° C
Also, cover a baking sheet with a sheet of aluminum foil. Use a large rimmed plate so that you can collect the grease. It will be easier to clean the plate if you cover the bottom and sides with aluminum foil.
Step 2. Spread the bacon slices on the foil in a single layer
Take 450 g of thick slices of bacon and spread them on the foil in a single layer. While it's okay if they touch each other, you need to make sure they don't overlap or they won't cook evenly.
If you want them to be crisp, put an oven rack on the already covered baking sheet and place the bacon slices on top to allow air to circulate underneath as they cook
Step 3. Cook the bacon for about ten minutes
Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and cook the bacon for 10 minutes before checking its doneness. Depending on the thickness of your bacons and how thick you want them after they are cooked, they may finish cooking after 10 minutes.
Step 4. Cook them for another 10 minutes, if you want
Continue to cook the slices for another 10 minutes before checking their doneness if you want them to be crispier. You don't need to return them.
Step 5. Transfer them to a dish and serve them
Place some paper towels on a plate or tray and wear oven mitts to remove the tray from the oven. Then transfer the bacon to the plate using the tongs. In fact, paper towels will help absorb excess fat. Serve the bacon immediately.
Step 6. Store leftover bacon in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days
But first, make sure you put them in an airtight container. You can eat it cold, but remember that it will lose its crunchiness during storage. In case you feel like heating them, do so in a skillet over medium heat until heated through.
You can also heat leftovers in the microwave. Place them in a microwave-safe baking dish and heat them at 20 second intervals until heated through
Method 2 of 3: Cook the bacon with maple syrup
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 200 ° C
Also, cover a baking sheet with a sheet of aluminum foil. Take a rimmed baking sheet and cover the sides and bottom with foil. If you don't have foil, you could use parchment paper. After that, put a cooking grid on the baking sheet.
Step 2. Spread the bacon on the wire rack
Place 350 g thickly sliced smoked bacon on the rack so that they are not touching.
Step 3. Cook the bacon for 15 to 20 minutes
Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook the bacon until it begins to brown and become crisp around the edges.
Step 4. Brush the bacon with maple syrup
Pour 15 to 30 ml of maple syrup in a small bowl. Then wear oven mitts to remove the baking sheet from the oven. Coat each slice of bacon with maple syrup using a pastry brush or barbecue brush.
- For best results, you should use real maple syrup (not pancake syrup).
- Handle the griddle with care, as there will be hot fat under the cooking grid.
Step 5. Cook the bacon slices for 3 to 5 minutes
Return the pan to the oven and cook the bacon slices until they brown and become even crisp.
Step 6. Serve the bacon
After you remove the plate, put a few paper towels on a plate. Use the tongs to transfer the bacon slices from the wire rack to the paper towel-lined plate and serve immediately.
Step 7. Store leftover bacon in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days
But first, make sure you put them in an airtight container. You can eat them cold, but remember that they will lose their crunchiness during storage. You can also heat them in a pan over a medium high heat until they are hot.
Another option is to heat them in the microwave. Place them in a microwave-safe dish and heat them at 20 second intervals until the remaining slices are heated through
Method 3 of 3: Prepare the praline bacon
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 190 ° C
Also, cover a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper. If you don't have parchment paper, you can use aluminum foil. All you need to do is make sure you cover the bottom and sides of the baking sheet tightly.
Step 2. Place a wire rack on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper
After that, place the bacon slices in it. Place a wire rack on the baking sheet once you have covered it. Take 8 thick slices of bacon and divide them on the rack so that there is at least 3 cm of space between each one. The grill will allow air to circulate underneath the bacon slices as they cook so that they are crisp.
Step 3. Cook the bacon for about fifteen minutes
Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and cook the bacon slices until they are slightly crispy around the edges, but not fully cooked in the center. It should take 15 minutes.
Step 4. Combine the pecans, brown sugar
Don't forget to add the maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Take a bowl and pour in 65g finely chopped pecans. Add 100 g of brown sugar, 60 ml of maple syrup and 1/4 teaspoon (0.5 g) of cayenne pepper. The mixture should have a texture similar to that of sand.
Step 5. Spread the praline mixture over the bacon
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and distribute the praline mixture evenly over the bacon slices. Use a spoon to spread the mixture on each slice.
Step 6. Cook the praline coated bacon for 8-10 minutes
Return the baking sheet to the oven and cook the bacon slices until they are cooked through and the topping is crispy. It should take 8-10 minutes.
Step 7. Serve them or let them cool
Place the praline coated bacon on a plate and serve immediately. Let it cool well or put it in the fridge before serving, if you want the praline mixture to harden.
Step 8. Store leftover bacon in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days
But first, make sure you put them in an airtight container. You can eat them cold, but be aware that you cannot reheat them, as the praline will turn liquid and drain from the bacon.