We’ve all been there in a pinch. The oven is taken, you’ve got 5 things working on the stove and you still need to cook up some bacon. This is the moment that knowing the one trick to microwave perfect bacon really comes in handy!
There may be some naysayers out there that don’t believe that microwaving bacon really works. Well, we’re here to prove you wrong. If you do it right, you’ll get that oh-so crispy, swoon-worthy bacon every time.
So what’s the one trick you need to know? It’s simple – paper towels. You might be scratching your head right about now – I mean, we don’t blame you. What’s so special about paper towels?
We swear, paper towels really are the key here. They soak up all that extra grease as the bacon cooks in the microwave so you end up with bacon that is anything but soggy. No globs of gross, pathetic bacon here. We respect our bacon WAY too much to let that happen on our watch.
Are you ready to know the secret of the paper towel power when it comes to microwaving bacon?
Here’s how to do it right, every single time:
Step 1: Line a baking dish (one that’ll fit in your microwave, of course) with not one, not two, but THREE layers of papers towels.
Step 2: Add bacon in a single layer and cover with another two layers of paper towels.
Step 3: Microwave the bacon for 1 minute per slice of bacon. Check on it and cook in 30-second additional increments as needed. The price time will depend on the thickness of the cut and how much you are cooking at one time.
Step 4: Once cooked through, transfer the bacon to a clean plate (NOT lined with paper towels) so the bacon slices don’t stick to the paper towels as it crisps up.
Step 5: Enjoy deliciously cooked bacon, right from your microwave!
Did we just blow your mind?