How to Cook Bacon in
the Countertop Convection Oven
Crispy Bacon is one of my favourite breakfast’s on a weekend. I like it cooked soft with a crispy edge and eat it with lots of Smokey BBQ sauce. I usually team it with mushrooms or asparagus when in season and a nice glass of filtered water.
I cook the bacon for 10 minutes at 180o C or 356o F.
Note: Each oven is different so experiment. Once you find the right temperature and time that always cooks your bacon exactly the way you love it, you never have to experiment again.
Gone are the days of cooking it in a pan, watching it cook in it’s own fat and having to continually watch it to make sure that it doesn’t burn, checking that it’s crispy and too often watching it go soggy.
If you have a lot of people to feed, use the two trays available and really crowd the bacon on. Cook it for a few minutes, then check that all the pieces have separated and then move those that haven’t into the space made as the bacon shrinks whilst it cooks.
The bacon can be cooked exactly the way you want it and because the timer and the temperature is always the same, you never have to worry about overcooking your bacon. Wait for the timer to ding and your bacon is done.
That’s How to Cook Bacon in the Countertop Convection Oven.
Tips and Cooking Ideas:
Whilst the bacon is cooking, start the eggs and enjoy fried or scrambled eggs with your breakfast.
Add vegetables such as mushrooms, asparagus, onions, capsicum and spring onions/shallots to the pan and enjoy them with your bacon. As with everything you have started cooking in your oven, check how long it needs to cook and add them during the cooking process.
I prefer the rind cut off the bacon and then put into the oven to crisp up. It’s a treat and it always crisps up nicely.
You can add flavours to the bacon.
- Try adding some maple syrup for a very delicious savoury/sweet breakfast.
- I have an oil mister with garlic oil in it. A quick spritz for a hint of garlic.
- I’ve even heard of, though never tried it people sprinkling icing sugar on bacon. If anyone has tried that, let me know what it was like.
Convection Oven Lady
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