I can not stand to cook bacon on the stove top, and I know I am not alone on this one! Everything is a nasty mess to clean up and I have to refrain from saying bad things when I get popped with hot grease. I also feel like I have to set up a barricade to keep the kids out of the kitchen for their safety and to not eat all the bacon before it hits the table.
Well hello to a new way of doing things! Line two baking pans (with a lip) with foil and lay out your bacon so the slices don't touch each other. I find it takes two pans to do one pound but you can use one and just do 2 batches- but that is not much of a time saver. Follow the cooking directions on the back of your package for baking in oven- not broiling. If no oven method is listed try it at 400 for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the pan when it reaches desired doneness and lay on paper towels as usual so the grease can be absorbed. The mess is confined to 2 baking pans. Let the grease cool a bit and dispose of the foil and you should have clean pans underneath! No one gets hurt, you have time to spare instead of standing over a pan, and it is yummy like usual- try it next time!
Another way to avoid the greasy mess is to eat turkey bacon! I know bacon fans everywhere are cringing at the thought of that!