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A Delicious Reminder That You Should Bake Bacon

Baking bacon > frying bacon.

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And when it comes to cooking it, oven-baked bacon is tops.

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Because as great as frying bacon on the stove can be, it doesn't beat the ease of just laying the good stuff on a baking sheet, tossing it in the oven, and letting it do its thing until it's gloriously crispy. (Plus: If you line the sheet with foil first, cleanup is a breeze.)

Here's how to bake bacon like a pro:

• Heat your oven to 400° F.

• Put slices of bacon on a baking sheet — as many as you'd like, just make sure they fit in one layer — and slide it into the oven.

• Bake for about 15 minutes, until the bacon is sizzling, crispy, and golden brown.

• For even easier cleanup, line your baking sheet with foil first.

And here's how put your ~baked bacon~ to use:

Brette Warshaw contributed to this post. For more recipe inspiration, visit Food52.

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