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How to Make Perfect Bacon

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Place the Pan in a Cold Oven
How to Make Perfect Bacon - Tutorial With Photos - Step 5: Place the Pan in a Cold Oven

Place the Pan in a Cold Oven

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Place the Pan in a Cold Oven

This part is important. Don't pre-heat the oven. Just slide the pan of bacon into a cold oven and close the door. Turn it on and set it to 400°F. Set a kitchen timer for about 17 minutes and then just walk away.

The reason for starting in a cold oven is that bacon should be cooked slowly, with low heat. Even if you're cooking it in a skillet, the skillet should be cold to start with. But skillet bacon is for newbies.
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