By BecR on June 17, 2006
Photo by BecR
Photo by BecR
"Just a quick and easy way to get nice crispy/chewy bacon in the microwave, YUM!! Been making it this way for years, and thought I would share. This method sure beats the spattered grease mess all over the stove top from pan frying, or having to use the oven in the hot summertime. Enjoy! NOTE: Cooking times will vary according to your microwave, the type of bacon, and your desired level of crispness/ chewiness, so feel free to adjust cooking times as necessary."
Serving Size: 1 (17 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 3
"it was good"
"such good bacon"
"I love bacon sooo much it is awesome.. However this recipe was kinda too cooked and crispy..."
"This worked so well for me. I used four thin slices and it took only four minutes. I love not having all that greasy taste from frying or baking. Thanks for a great tip. This is one of my favorite tips I've learned in a long time. I never would've thought I could get crispy bacon from the microwave. Awesome!"
"Worked great! I usually bake my bacon, but needed to have some for a recipe and didn't want to use up the dishes and didn't have the time, so used this. It worked well and bacon was crispy. My slightly thick bacon was done in 3 minutes. Thanks; I'll use this method again!"
"I think this way of cooking bacon in the microwave works a lot better than my bacon tray. The best part is that most of the bacon grease is in the towel for easier clean up. Thanks BecR. Bullwinkle"
"Yeah! a great way to microwave bacon! I have one of those funky bacon microwave things that is a real pain to clean. This is much nicer - lined a 7 by 11 pyrex dish with three papertowels, laid bacon down (only fit 5 slices at a time) and covered with two towels. Since I used regular old thin bacon not the thick slice I cooked for only 5 minutes and it was perfect, quite crisp. Then I wiped out dish with a paper towel and did again with fresh paper towels until the whole package was cooked. So I used a lot of paper towels but it was worth it in terms of easy clean up and the back was crisp and not greasy like pan fried. thanks! I am using this from now on."
"Good, but made my microwave a greasy mess! I used a very thick-cut peppered bacon. Anyways, the amount of paper towels called for wasn't nearly enough... there was a pool of grease covering the bottom of my microwave by the time it was done cooking. Next time, I'll use a lot more towels! Otherwise, a nice method for quickly prepping bacon. I used the bacon I cooked in Recipe #149124 , which were great."
"This my favorite way to cook bacon--so fast and no mess! Also frees up the stove for making other parts of a meal (and one less pan to wash). I shorten the cook time to 3-4 minutes since I like my bacon soft and chewy."
"Thanks for posting! I hate cooking bacon in a skillet - but I also don't like flabby bacon. This takes care of it - it's a great option when you're cooking bacon to add to a recipe rather than just eat with breakfast."
"Worked perfectly!! Thanks!! I was making several dishes & didn't want to add frying bacon to the mix, so was glad to find these directions. I used a regular (thinner) cut of bacon and put them in for 4 1/2 minutes and the strips were perfect!!"
"Nice, simple method for easily cookign bacon without sitting over a hot stove."
"My husband wanted BLT's and I didn't have much time as I had plans for the evening so I decided to use this method for cooking his bacon. I only cooked mine for eight minutes but it was very hard and crunchy. We ate it but next time if I cook it this way, I will check it much sooner."
"The bacon wasn't crunchy enough!!"
"I made this in cooking class and i thought they were ok but its not as good as regular bacon."
"This bacon was horible I hated it it was chewy and grose"
"okay i guess"
"This method would be okay only if you want crunchy bacon bits but when you want the real deal, stick to the pan or oven. Our bacon came out dry and leathery and my family wouldn't eat it."
"The cooking method works great, it got done and crispy but the taste was not so good. I guess the old way of frying it on the stove top and letting it cook in its own grease still yields the best tasting bacon."