Here's a quick tip for flat, perfectly cooked bacon:

1. Set the strips on a baking sheetpan covered with parchment paper or foil.

2. Bake in the oven at 400degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until preferred doneness, turningpan halfway through.

If you like, you can lay the bacon on a wire rack,raising it off the pan and out of the grease entirely.

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