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How to Make Crispy Bacon with Flour in the Oven

Have you tried making crispy bacon with flour in the oven yet? I love this method for making ultra crunchy bacon, and the recipe is super easy. In fact, you may have seen this viral hack making the rounds on tiktok and social media because the bacon is so tasty.

Sometimes called Country Fried Floured Bacon, dipping bacon in seasoned flour before frying in the oven causes it to form a barely detectable, crunchy outer layer that’s extra crispy and golden brown.

You will love this crisp bacon for breakfast and brunch, layering on sandwiches, and just good old snacking. Be sure to read my Pro Tips below for making the best crunchy flour cooked bacon!

A pile of golden brown cooked flour-coated bacon on a white serving plate.

I absolutely love experimenting with new ways to prepare bacon! If you do, too, be sure to check out our recipes for crock pot bacon, bacon skewers and swizzle sticks, and cooking bacon on a pellet smoker.

We’ve got directions for regular oven-baked bacon, too!

What Does Putting Flour on Bacon Do?

Dredging the bacon strips lightly in flour before cooking will give them an enticing brown crust that’s rich with the savory flavor from the bacon.

If you’re a fan of crispy bacon, you’ll love this trick!

A pile of bacon cooked with flour on a white serving plate.

4 Secrets to the Best Crunchy Flour Coated Bacon

Use Thin Bacon, Not Thick-Sliced Bacon: Thinner strips of bacon will cook up really crispy.

Lightly Flour: Use a very light touch with the flour. You want the bacon to be just dusted with the flour mixture, so that it melds with the fat and creates a light, crispy coating.

Use Parchment Paper on the Pan: This will prevent the floured bacon from sticking to the baking sheet.

Cook in a Moderate Oven: 350 degrees F is the perfect oven temperature for baking golden brown bacon that cooks up nice and crunchy without burning. You will love the extra-crispy texture!

Does Flour Prevent Bacon From Curling?

Although some other recipes promise this, in my own experience the flour doesn’t have much effect on the bacon flattening as it cooks.

However, the curls are delightfully crispy! (Check out our recipe for curly bacon if you want even more groovy waves!) If you want slices of bacon that are really flat, my advice is to cook bacon in a frying pan on the stove with a bacon press.

Ingredients Notes

A bowl of flour, a dish with black pepper and seasoning salt, and a cutting board with raw bacon.

Bacon – You can used smoked or unsmoked, cured or uncured; it’s up to you! I recommend regular (thin sliced) bacon instead of thick cut bacon for the best crunch.

All-purpose flour – Make sure your flour is nice and fresh for this recipe.

Freshly ground black pepper

Seasoning salt – The bacon is salty, so you’ll only need to season the flour a tiny bit. I like Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning Salt, but feel free to use your favorite.

Equipment You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make the crispiest baked bacon recipe:

  • Large rimmed baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Parchment paper
  • Wire rack for cooling

Step by Step Instructions

STEP ONE | Line a large rimmed baking pan with aluminum foil. (This will make your cleanup easier.) Top the foil-lined baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper, which will prevent your delicious bacon from sticking to the pan.

A baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
A piece of parchment paper on a foil lined baking pan.

STEP TWO | In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, pepper, and seasoning salt.

STEP THREE | Drag one strip of bacon through the flour mixture on both sides, lightly tapping on the side of the bowl to remove excess flour.

Combining the flour and seasonings in a dish with a fork.
Lightly coating the uncooked bacon strip with the flour mixture.

STEP FOUR | Repeat process with remaining bacon strips. (You won’t need all of the flour mixture.) Arrange the flour-coated bacon slices in a single layer on the parchment lined baking sheet.

Eight slices of flour coated bacon arranged on a baking sheet.

STEP FIVE | Bake in the preheated oven until the bacon is golden brown and crispy, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Your cook time will vary depending on the thickness of your bacon and the level of crispiness you want. In my oven, this took about 25 minutes.

Eight strips of golden brown bacon cooked with flour on a baking sheet.

STEP SIX | Remove the pan from the oven to a cooling rack. Use a spatula to transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Serve and enjoy!

Eight strips of hot cooked floured bacon on a serving platter.

PRO TIP: For easy cleanup, you can simply wad up the tin foil with the parchment inside and discard.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

(Leftover bacon? Is that even a thing?) If you happen to have leftover crunchy bacon, you can store it in the refrigerator, tightly wrapped or in an airtight container, for up to 2 days.

To reheat, arrange the slices on a baking sheet and pop in a 350 degree F oven until hot, about 6-7 minutes.

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A pile of bacon cooked with flour on a white serving plate.

Crispy Bacon with Flour in the Oven

Eliza Cross
Enjoy the crispiest, crunchiest bacon ever with this simple trick. Bacon lightly coated in seasoned flour and oven baked is golden brown and delightfully crunchy!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Bacon Basics, Bacon Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 141 kcal

Equipment

  • Large baking sheet
  • aluminum foil
  • parchment paper
  • Cooling rack
  • metal spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices regular cut bacon
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt

Instructions
 

  • Line a large rimmed baking pan with aluminum foil. (This will make your cleanup easier.) Top the foil with a piece of parchment paper, which will prevent your delicious bacon from sticking to the pan.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, pepper, and seasoning salt.
  • Drag one strip of bacon through the flour mixture on both sides, lightly tapping on the side of the bowl to remove excess flour.
  • Repeat process with remaining bacon strips. (You won't need all of the flour mixture.) Arrange the flour-coated bacon slices on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the bacon is golden brown and crispy, about 20 to 30 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your bacon.
  • Use a spatula to transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Storage: Store leftovers tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
To reheat: Arrange the slices on a baking sheet and heat in a 350 degree F oven until hot, about 6-7 minutes.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2stripsCalories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 9gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 549mgPotassium: 130mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.02gVitamin A: 10IUCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
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4 thoughts on “How to Make Crispy Bacon with Flour in the Oven”

    • If you love crispy bacon you will love this recipe! A very light coating of fresh flour with the seasonings well mixed will give you the best results. Really yummy!

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    • Oh wow, what a great compliment. I am definitely going to bring this crunchy bacon to my next potluck! Thank you, Kathleen.

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