The first time I saw my husband cook bacon I thought he was crazy. He put it...in the oven.
Not the frying pan. The oven.
Well...he did. And I'm sure lots of other people do to, but I'd never heard of such a thing.
There was no denying the results, though- it was as perfectly cooked as I could imagine bacon being and he was able to cook it in one big batch while attending to whatever else he was cooking at the time.
Knowing him, it was probably a stovetop full of sausage gravy. :-)
Needless to say, it changed the way I make bacon forever. No more small batches. No more grease splatters. No more burned bacon strips. Possibly the biggest bonus of all? No messy pan to clean up.
That's right. No mess AND perfectly cooked bacon. Intrigued yet?