- 1 lb bacon
In the pan
- Do not preheat pan. Place bacon in a single layer in a heavy bottomed pan, and turn heat to medium high. Fry bacon to desired doneness using tongs to rotate bacon so that it is evenly cooked. I use a perforated splatter lid to avoid burns and prevent moisture from accumulating and making the fat sizzle. Cook to desired doneness.
In the oven (chewier)
- Preheat oven to 375F. Place bacon in a single layer of a lipped baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until desired doneness is achieved, remove bacon from oven.
- Using tongs, transfer bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel and serve.
- While the bacon grease is still hot, strain it through a fine metal mesh strainer into a clean glass jar. Allow to cool before covering to avoid condensation. Bacon fat can be used for cooking.