How to cook bacon without making a mess … kitchen helper

Everyone loves a bacon fry up.  But nobody likes the clean-up afterwards. Here’s a tip to make it mess free.


If you love bacon, you will know there’s a price to pay. It’s the clean up after your stove top and splash back have been splattered with bacon grease after your big bacon cook up.


But there is an easier way – cook it in the oven. Well, we hear you say, doesn’t the inside of the oven get covered in bacon grease which will eventually require even more arduous cleaning? Not if you use this tip.


1.    Heat oven to 220C.

2.    Dredge the bacon rashers in plain flour (or a gluten-free substitute such as cornflour or rice flour) and shake off excess.

3.    Lay the bacon rashers flat on an oven tray lined with aluminium foil.

4.    Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the bacon is browned and starts to ripple. If you like your bacon really crispy, leave it in for another 5 or 10 minutes, checking regularly.

5.    Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb any grease.


Why does it work?  The flour absorbs some of the fat released when cooking and stops it spattering the sides of the oven.  Also, it weighs the bacon down so that is cooks flat and doesn’t curl up. And to top it all off, it creates a crispy coating which browns and makes your bacon even more delicious.

Share this featured content