I love bacon. Who doesn’t? What I don’t love is standing by the stove for 20 minutes frying five pieces at a time. Even with a splatter guard I have to clean up a big splattery mess after standing there for what seems like ages. And if I forget to wear my apron? Arg!
Then I discovered cooking bacon in the oven. I was working as a caterer and we were providing a breakfast buffet for 100 utility workers. You can imagine how much bacon this group was going to eat. We laid out the bacon strips on lined baking sheets ahead of time, and were able to keep the chafing dishes full throughout the event with little effort.