Stovetop Method: Place your bacon slices in a cold skillet and turn the heat to medium. Take care not to crowd the pan. Turn occasionally and cook until the bacon reaches desired crispness.
Oven Method: Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and place your bacon flat on the baking sheet; be careful not to overlap the slices. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes. Individual ovens vary so begin checking your bacon for doneness at 10 minutes and continue in 2-minute increments until the desired crispness is reached. There is no need to flip the bacon using this method.