Cook Bacon in Microwave or Frypan

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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  1. Whoever would have guessed that microwaving bacon would produce such great results?!!!<br/>Wonderfully easy with little to clean up I can have bacon sandwiches even when I'm running late ( which is often!!).<br/>Thanks Pat...for a fabulous eye opener!!<br/>Made for 123 Hits.
  2. 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 :)
  3. The timing was perfect. I always am guessing about how long I should microwave bacon.
  4. Yummy...I always cook my bacon in the microwave...but never really knew how long they should be in there...thanks for the info...I cooked 4 slices of thick applewood bacon and they took exactly 6 minutes to be at perfection...:)
  5. I needed a quick recipe to cook some bacon for a recipe. I used the microwave method so that I wouldn't heat up the house. I increased the bacon to six slices and increased the time to 5 minutes. This method worked like a charm. Thanks.


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