Lay bacon down on parchment paper. You can fill the tray up, but I make sure the bacon stays in a single layer with no overlapping. Place the cooling rack upside down onto the bacon. This should keep it from curling.
How do you make bacon stay flat?
How to Cook Flat Bacon
- Set oven to 425 degrees F. Start by lining your pan with foil for an easy clean up.
- Place cooling rack in pan.
- Lay strips on bacon on rack.
- Place in oven for 20 minutes and cook until desired crispiness.
How do you keep bacon from curling when cooking?
If you have particularly thin or fatty pieces of bacon, however, it can still curl up on you as the water evaporates from the meat and the belly fat renders. To combat this, simply lay another wire rack face-down on top of the bacon.
Why does my bacon always curl up?
When cooking bacon, the fat renders out and it leaves just the connective tissue of the meat. Connective tissue then shrinks and fills the empty space that the fat left, therefore curling up the piece of bacon.
What do you preheat the oven to for bacon?
Turn the oven on and set to 400 degrees. Do not wait for the oven to preheat. Go ahead and place the pan in the oven. Cook the bacon for 12-17 minutes.
Why does bacon curl up when frying?
As the bacon cooks the meat reduces in size faster than the fat does. Since they are cut into strips this causes the fat to bunch up or even coil if the bacon isn’t flipped enough. The fat will eventually reduce as well when it renders but not enough to straighten out the poor bacon.