How to cook "no mess thick bacon"
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place rack in middle position of the oven.
Take one of your beat up baking pans and line it with parchment paper When you're done, the pan can go back to where you keep it, completely clean and dry.
If you want to eat good bacon, then buy good bacon. Ask your butcher for THICK sliced bacon. The stuff in supermarkets is too stringy and doesn't work as well with this cooking method.
Put the bacon down alternating the thicker side.
This batch was in for 15 minutes. I put the whole tray on the oven top and the bacon continued to cook and eventually cooled down to a crisp state.
Put it on a couple pieces of paper towel to get rid of a bit of excess fat.
Bacon for 4!
Put the paper towel in the middle of the parchment and roll it up into an envelope. Now just put the wrap in the garbage. Put the tray back in the cupboard. There's nothing left to clean.