This Toaster Oven Bacon takes just 8 minutes and requires zero attention from you while it cooks up perfectly crisp in the toaster oven. Perfect for low-carb breakfasts for busy mornings or for recipes that call for a few slices of crispy bacon.
So I try to eat a fairly low-carb breakfast in the morning to balance out the many other non-low-carb choices I make throughout my week. I wanted a way to have hot, crispy bacon every morning with my eggs and there’s no time for breakfast foods you have to monitor in the morning at the Nelson house, which is the beauty of this recipe. Zero time and attention from you, but crispy fresh bacon in whatever quantities you choose. I love the “cook bacon in the oven” hack is great for a big batch, but it just doesn’t reheat that well. I finally found the perfect fix with Toaster Oven Bacon!
Start with a pound of bacon and cut it half with your kitchen shears. I’ve tried whole slices and just can’t get dependable results on the cook time like I can with half slices for some reason.
Place whatever portion you’d like on your foil-lined toaster oven pan and store the rest in a Ziploc bag for use throughout the week. Put the pan in the toaster oven ~ no preheating (truly, you don’t need to watch this at all)~ at 400° for eight minutes. Now I like my bacon like super duper crispy, so if that’s not your taste, you may need to play around with the time a bit to get the texture where you like it.
Take your slices out and drain them on a paper towel and done! I like to serve this in the mornings with what I like to call a Rustic Pan Scramble, which just means I put two eggs in a skillet and swoosh them around with my spatula instead of doing any kind of real prep and call it done :).
Anyone who likes softer bacon find a good modified time that works for them? I’d love to hear in the comments.
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