How to Make a Baking Rack

F&W's Justin Chapple demonstrates how to easliy make your own baking rack.

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I'm Justin Chapel from Food and Wine's test kitchen. Join me as I demonstrate mad genius tips. Cooking bacon in the oven is totally efficient, because you can cook a ton of bacon at one time. Plus, if you cook it on a baking rack, all the bacon fat seeps through the rack into the baking sheet, and it makes the bacon a little healthier. But what if you don't have a rack? Well, I have an Imagine This tip to make your own. You're gonna start out with a large piece of aluminum foil so it fits inside a large rimmed baking sheet. Now, we're gonna go all the way back to grade school when we used to make paper fans, because that's exactly what we're gonna do with the foil. I'm gonna start with one end, fold it over about a half an inch Flip the foil, fold it over a half an inch again, and you're going to continue to fold the foil until you've reached the other side. Folding, folding, folding. It might seem a little tedious, but even if you do have a rack, this is still better because it's disposable and it makes for easy clean up. Once you get to the end of your foil, magically then nice and easily slide it onto your baking sheet. Just like that, homemade bacon wrap. You can move ahead with your beautiful bacon And I'm going to pop it in a 400 degree oven for about 15 or 20 minutes. And you have browned, crispy, slightly healthier bacon. [MUSIC]
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How to Make a Baking Rack