Set a metal rack on the foil-lined baking sheet.This will allow the bacon fat to drip away from the bacon during the cook. If you don't, don't sweat it, you will get the same results, but may have to let the bacon drain a little later.
Flavor your bacon, if desired. See notes for flavor ideas.
Arrange your bacon on the baking sheet or the wire rack in a single layer, leaving a little room between each slice.
Bake for 12-20 minutes. My general rule of thumb is to check thin cut bacon at the 12-minute mark and to check thick cut bacon at the 15-minute mark.
When it's perfectly browned, it's ready to come out.
Transfer the bacon slices to a paper towel-lined plate. This will help pull away any extra fat and make for the best bacon bite.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
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