Does anyone else have issues with their bacon trying to escape from your sandwich or burger while you’re trying to eat it? You’d think it would know that either way it’s going to end up in your belly so it might as well stop putting up a fight.
It was out of this frustration that I came up with this idea. No sliding and slipping around. No sneaking out the side while you’re not looking. These little piggy’s stay in their place.
I always cook my bacon in the oven. It bakes up just as crisp but is much harder to burn and each piece has room to breath and stretch out making for much more even browning. Plus, it’s less mess. Bonus points all around!
Below are step by step photo for how to assemble and bake these little squares of love.
Now you’ll get a piece of bacon with every bite!
Do you have trouble keeping your bacon on your burgers?
- Cut bacon in half widthwise.
- Lay two halves side by side on a foil lined (rimmed) baking sheet.
- Take another bacon half and lay it across the two adjacent bacon strips. Tuck it under one bacon strip and leave it on top of the other.
- Repeat with another bacon half but tuck it under and over the opposite slices of bacon, creating a lattice effect. This is one serving.
- Repeat with remaining bacon strips until you have the desired amount of servings.
- Place into a cold oven. Turn the heat to 400ºF and bake for approximately 20 min. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the bacon and your desired amount of crispness.
- If the bacon starts to curl up on the edges, use a fork to flip it halfway through the cooking time (this is not a necessary step if the bacon doesn’t curl).
- Once the bacon is cooked to your liking remove from the oven and transfer to paper towels to drain.
- Serve immediately.