Cook Bacon in Microwave or Frypan

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 3 mins

From ninemsn.


  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

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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Noo September 04, 2012

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 :)

JanuaryBride May 22, 2014

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

Miss Fannie May 21, 2013