Today I ventured out of the house to find the restaurant supply stores that we have here in the area. Needless to say, I found both of them. Now, the reasn I did this was to find a cookie sheet that doesn’t suck. The ones I currently had, had a lip around the edge, but the corners weren’t closed. Therefore, cooking anything that needed a solid edge was out of the question (i.e. bacon).
Unfortunately, my small oven won’t support a full sized sheet. Therefore, I had to go with the half-sheet. What really sucked, was that both of the supply stores didn’t have cooling racks for half sheet pans. However, they did have smaller cooling racks that I can nicely fit two of into the half sheet pan. I even got a deal on the pan and cooling racks, under $20.
Now, what does this new sheetpan and cooling rack get me? Bacon! I’ve had a slab of bacon in my freezer for awhile now, but I’ve been unable to cook it because I haven’t had a closed wall cookie sheet. Yes, I know, I could’ve done it on the stove top, but talk about a mess. I also could’ve done it on the grill, but it’s been too cold out.
Needless to say the cookie sheet and cooling racks worked wonderfully. The bacon was nice a crisp, not squished up on itself, and not loaded with fat (the bacon on the cooling rack allowed the fat to drain away). The BLTs that I made with the bacon were delicious, even without the tomatoes. Yum.