Here's a great foolproof way to bake perfect crispy bacon in the oven.
Prep: 5 min
Cooktime: 17-20 min
1. (optional) Line a baking sheet with foil. This will make cleanup easier later.
2. Arrange bacon slices on the foil and place the baking sheet on the center rack of a cold oven. Close oven door. Turn oven on to 400°F. Walk away.
3. Come back 17 to 20 minutes later. As soon as the bacon is golden brown, but not excessively crisp, it's done. The exact time will depend on the thickness of the bacon slices, and also on how quickly your oven reaches the target temperature.
4. Remove the pan from the oven. Transfer the bacon to another sheet pan or plate lined with paper towels to absorb the fat. You can pour the liquid fat into a heat-resistant container to save for other uses. To render the bacon fat, pour through a strainer lined with cheesecloth to filter out any crunchy bits.
From the Kitchen of Danilo Alfaro on about.com: culinary arts