There are many ways to cook bacon but Wurstmeister Mike's favorite way is to bake it in the oven!
Cook Perfect Bacon in the Oven
Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place a wire rack the baking sheet. Lay the bacon in a single layer on the wire rack, pieces not overlapping. Place the pan in a cold oven and turn the oven on at 400 degrees. Cook bacon for 12 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Enjoy!
Bacon Buying & Eating Tips
If bacon sputters a lot in the pan chances are it had water added. Water dilutes flavor but adds weight. Cheap bacon has liquid smoke added to enhance the smokiness. Watch out for strange ingredients on the label. Most of us have eaten wet cured bacon which means it was cured in a brine. It is sweeter and a real crowd-pleaser. Dry cured bacon, cured without brine, is very intense and harder to find. It's not for everyone and a little goes a long way.
At Hermann Wurst Haus, we dry cure bacon and hickory smoke for hours. Sold by the slices per pound or slab so you can slice as you go. Our Grand Champion bacon is sugar cured, hickory smoked in 8 wonderful, addictive, OMG flavors.