There's no shortage of things to debate about in this world right now. But let's talk about something that really affects us all... Is there a right way to cook bacon?

Fried bacon strips

JStew: You can call it an unfair advantage if you want, but I worked in the restaurant business for a good portion of my adult life before radio. Even during radio when I was just a wee part-timer. In restaurants, you definitely would generally never have the time of the space to cook bacon anywhere but the oven. At home, I've tried cooking bacon in all manner of pans on the stove top, but because I've always found the oven to be faster, cleaner, and made time for me to do other things simultaneously.

Here's my trick... Preheat to 425 degrees. Cover your pan completely in foil, even over the edges. Layout the bacon and cook for 10-12 minutes (depending on thickness) and then drain the fat. I save it in a can by the stove for future uses. Pop it back in for 3-5 more minutes, and done! Use these same tricks for convection ovens or air fryers as well. And when you're done, roll up the foil, and chuck it in the recycling bin! No mess!

Cori: I enjoy bacon, regardless of how it's cooked. It tastes even better if I'm not the one who has to cook it! But if I am in the kitchen making bacon, it's either in the stove on a foil covered cookie sheet, or on my flat electric griddle. The reason has more to do with multi-tasking (I usually have eggs, toast and/or pancakes going at the same time) so it's less to do with the flavor and more to do with logistics.

Now... You had many wildly divergent opinions, though I doubt they would cause a fight. Because at the end of the day, who's really gonna fight over bacon? Other than the last piece?

Melissa Avery Burns Oooh, just discovered BAKING it. Will never do it any other way.
Jennifer Roy It depends on the bacon. Some better bacon can be cooked in the oven. Most of it has to be cooked on top of the stove.
April Robshaw A cookie sheet covered in foil, a rack set on top, bacon draped all over it.. I sprinkle garlic powder and pepper over it and bake it in the oven!
Elaine Foss Fitzpatrick Deep fried to a crisp!
Marcie Lynn Coombs Littlefield What Elaine Foss Fitzpatrick just said...
Chris Godsoe you all don't just buy the $11 pack of 72 precooked Hormel Black Label strips from Sam's Club? More for me then!
Brad Rice Crispy
Holli Finkle Flat top griddle.
Chris Sockalexis Mmmm Bacon ... Cooked in a cast iron skillet over an open fire
Ron Mcleod Wrapped around lil smokies
Scott Tucker I cooked my bacon in the oven tonight after talking to JStew about it the other day. It was easier and flat. Of course a cast iron pan is acceptable as well.
Madeline Forrest Cover a sheet pan with foil then a layer of parchment paper. Cook at 375, brush with some Maine maple syrup and turn halfway through. Delicious and the only way to go!
Becki Telesca Bake in oven! Soooo easy and perfectly crispy!
Mary Klein Drouin Thick cut, smoked. I used the air fryer and it came out delish
Sheldon Ka'Voch Eugene Strout Jr. Crispy edges, fatty center. Still oinking
Brian Bent You’re talking to the guru of cooking bacon. Outside on the grill.
Caller 1: My grandma used to cook bacon in a cast iron skillet on the wood stove.
Caller 2: cook it on a cookie sheet in the oven. There's no grease left on them and they're crispy.
Kari Jo Davis Cream cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers, dusted with brown sugar, and baked to crisp golden brown.
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