Cook Bacon in Microwave or Frypan

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 3 mins

From ninemsn.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 slice bacon
  • salt and pepper (to taste optional)


  1. MICROWAVE - Put a layer of kitchen paper on a microwave proof plate and top with the bacon slices and place another layer of kitchen paper on top and cook in microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  2. FRYPAN - Place bacon in a cold frying pan and turn the heat on and cook until crisp (by placing in a cold pan ensures that the fat renders out while the pan is warming, therefore there is no need for oil). Season with salt and pepper if desired.
Most Helpful

5 5

Whoever would have guessed that microwaving bacon would produce such great results?!!!
Wonderfully easy with little to clean up I can have bacon sandwiches even when I'm running late ( which is often!!).
Thanks Pat...for a fabulous eye opener!!
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5 5

II used the microwave method - and please tell me exactly why did I not try this sooner??? WOW was this easy. And no mess! Had thick sliced bacon so I cut it in half to cook a little faster and it was done perfectly in 5 minutes. Probably the only way I will cook bacon into the future. THANKS for posting, Pat :)

5 5

The timing was perfect. I always am guessing about how long I should microwave bacon.