How to Make Bacon in the Microwave

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By Fraya Berg for Food Network Kitchen

Fraya is a chef and a contributing writer at Food Network.

Cooking bacon in the microwave is easy, mess-free and hands-off. It ‘s best for when you want to cook small batches ; the most you can microwave at once is 4 to 6 slices. If you ’ re having the family over for brunch and you need more than a egyptian pound of bacon, we recommend the oven method for cooking bacon. But when you ’ re craving a BLT, the microwave can be your best acquaintance .

What You Need to Cook Bacon In the Microwave

  • Large microwave-safe plate that will fit 4 – 6 slices of bacon without folding them
  • Paper towels or microwave bacon cooker

How to Make Bacon In the Microwave

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1. Line the plate with newspaper towels. Place four sheets of paper towels on the plate .

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2. Arrange the bacon in a single layer. Place the bacon slices on top of the paper towels in a individual level, making surely the pieces don ’ triiodothyronine lap. The bacon won ’ thyroxine cook and will be soft and mushy at the overlaps .

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3. Top the bacon with paper towel. Top the bacon with two more sheets of newspaper towels and put the home plate in the microwave. The bacon should be fully covered with newspaper towels – none should peek out, otherwise it ’ ll sprinkle .

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4. Microwave the bacon on high for 1 hour per slice .

How Long To Cook Bacon In the Microwave

As we mentioned above, cook bacon on gamey for 1 hour per slice. so 6 slices of bacon would take about 6 minutes .

however, all microwaves are n’t created equal, so you should take a spirit at the bacon center through cook to see how cursorily it ‘s cooking. If it looks about done, do n’t cook it the wide total of time. We say it all the time, and it ’ s particularly true here : you can constantly add time to the cook in minor increments, but you can ’ thymine un-cook burned bacon .

If the bacon needs more time after cooking it for 1 moment per slice, microwave it in 30 irregular increments until it looks about cooked ( a little carry-over cook will happen after it ’ sulfur removed from the microwave ) .

How to Get Crispy Bacon In the Microwave

We ‘re going to be good : bacon cooked in the microwave is never going to be a crisp as skillet- or oven-cooked bacon. however, with the method acting detailed above, you can get reasonably darn close .

And hera ‘s another antic. rather of immediately lifting impertinently microwaved bacon off the plate, leave it on the wallpaper towels for a minute or thus. The bacon will continue cooking for a few seconds after the microwave shuts off, and the bacon will get crispier as it cools down .

How to Make Bacon In the Microwave Without Paper Towels

If you don ’ t want to waste paper towels, you can arrange the bacon slices in a single level on a microwave bacon cooker. Most of these specialized plastic-ridged pans come with a hat that will keep your microwave from getting spattered with bacon fatness. They have the advantage of saving on paper towels, but you ’ ll have to dispose of the bacon fatness that collects in the bottom of the pan. Cool it and put it in the compost or the drivel — or strain it through a finely mesh topology strainer and save it in the electric refrigerator for up to three months, then use it to make something like Crispy Bacon Fat Brussels Sprouts. Whatever you do, do n’t pour it down the drain .

How to Cook Turkey Bacon In the Microwave

You ‘ll need the same supplies to cook turkey bacon in the microwave : a microwave-safe plate and paper towels. And the steps are the lapp, besides. The difference is in timing. Turkey bacon is normally thinner than regular bacon, with the fat more evenly distributed. You won ’ thyroxine see streaks of pure fat in turkey bacon, and the slices tend to be smaller, causing turkey bacon to cook more cursorily than pork barrel bacon, then adjust the timing accordingly. Start with 1 minute for every 2 pieces, checking much to avoid cut .

Recipes Using Cooked Bacon

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Food stylist : Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist : Marina Malchin

Mashed potatoes are great when you add cheese, milk, butter, cheddar and greens onions. Add some crumble bacon besides and they become excellent .

By definition, a quiche has a crust. We say the heck with that—make this quiche with bacon and spinach crustless to save time .

Armando Rafael

Crumbled bacon brings gives this classic appetizer mod, crispy-savory flair .

These delightful french hors d’oeuvres are bite-sized, addictive puffs. Fill them with bacon, and they ‘ll be gone in a flaunt .

Armando Rafael

You can make your own crust for this bacon, green chile and pepper jack cheese quiche, or save clock time and use one from the shop. Either way, microwaving the bacon will save you time and clean up .

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