I use my oven to fry bacon. The thick cut bacon our family prefers takes between 12 and 15 minutes at 425°F. Even if I only need a few pieces I fry an entire cookie sheet, rather than waste electricity. The extras I drain, then wrap loosely in a papertowel and store either in a baggie or airtight container.
These extra slices have many uses:
- soup, potato, or salad topping
- stirred into mashed potatoes
- flavoring vegetables or beans
Whatever their use, they never last long. Enjoy.