DENVER, COLORADO--FEBRUARY 20, 2007 - A plate of BLT and onion rings from Kyle's Kitchen, 4018 Tennyson St. in Denver. (DENVER POST PHOTO BY GLENN ASAKAWA)  (Photo By Glenn Asakawa/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Why You Need To Avoid Frying Bacon For BLTs
By Linda Larsen
There are plenty of mistakes you can make when frying bacon, like grease splattering, the meat curling, and overcooking or undercooking it. These all lead to an imperfect BLT experience, but there is something you can do to get nice straight strips of bacon that are perfectly browned and crisp.
The answer is to bake your bacon, which means no smoke, no mess to clean up, no grease splattering, and no watching anxiously as it cooks. Line up those strips in a pan and put the pan in the oven for about 20 minutes, which will result in crisp and browned bacon for your perfect BLT.
There are a few ways to bake bacon in the oven, and the most common way is to use a wire rack to let the grease drain off as the bacon cooks; just be sure to check on the bacon and monitor its progress. When the bacon is brown, crispy, and nice and flat, take it out of the oven, put the slices on paper towels to help drain off any excess grease, and assemble your sandwich.