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How to Cook Bacon

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.

Like most of the food I cook in my oven, it’s very easy.

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.

If you are just making breakfast for one or two people, you have plenty of room to have as much or as little bacon as you please.

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.
Just as I can cook Bacon so easily in my oven, I can also cook prosciutto and pancetta.  They cook much faster then bacon, so the first time you cook it watch it until you find out what is the best time and temperature to cook it at.
Now you know How to Cook Bacon, let me know what your favourite way of cooking it is.

Convection Oven Lady
Easy, fast, healthy cooking 


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  • Jan Littlehales September 14, 2011, 11:45 am

    I’ve never used a countertop convection oven but they seem pretty good.
    Your tips on cooking have got me feeling very hungry! Time for lunch I think 🙂
    Jan Littlehales recently posted..Hawaiian Pizza Recipe – in Ten MinutesMy Profile

    • Convection Oven Lady September 16, 2011, 6:14 pm

      Hi Jan, they are fantastic. You should get one and try making your Hawaiin Pizza in it. 🙂 I make Pizza’s in mine very quickly

      • cath May 29, 2012, 10:49 pm

        please tell me how to do the pizza and any other how-to’s re the round convection oven, as I have just bought one and the booklet only tel you how to do a lamb roast – no other recipes, hints or tips (can you believe it)!
        I have just read your pork belly and chicken how-to’s and you seem like the right person to ask. HELP!

        • Tania Shipman June 2, 2012, 6:25 am

          Hi Cath, just about anything that can cook in an oven or under a grill can be cooked in your round convection oven. To make a pizza, I have a post about making pizza’s and a lot of other recipes. I’ll send you an email and try to help you some more 🙂

  • Darryl Sanberg September 16, 2011, 6:45 am

    Greets, amazing article! I will keep visiting your homepage 😉

  • metronomo September 19, 2011, 2:02 am

    Hi, great post! Thanks..

    • Convection Oven Lady September 20, 2011, 6:19 am

      Thanks, let me know if there’s anything you would like to know.

  • cassa passiva October 2, 2011, 11:12 pm

    Hi, this is a great post! Thanks..

    • Convection Oven Lady October 3, 2011, 10:05 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • kredyt October 9, 2011, 3:37 pm

    Hello all. I agree with you – 100% +. Thank you for the information. Piter.

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