Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bacon Anytime

I hate frying bacon because grease spatters make a mess out of my stove, and I'm too lazy to clean it.

Easy solution: microwave bacon.

Put 2 slices on a paper towel.

Put a paper towel over it.

Cook for 90 seconds.

Enjoy.

7 comments:

  1. I usually buy the Oscar Mayer (or whatever Winn-Dixie or Publix is running on special) microwavable (read: already cooked) that takes 10-20 seconds to heat.

    Never tried it with raw bacon (which is cheaper to buy). Never occurred to me.

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  2. Don't feel bad, I had to read this one on the internet, too.

    I've microwaved bacon before, but in a covered dish, then I had to drain it, and it didn't really get any sort of crispness.

    The paper towels absorb the grease, and it seems to turn the paper towels into sort of a frying pan.

    When it's done, the paper towels aren't soggy, they're kind of stiff. It's weird.

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  3. I do at least five slices at once, sometimes as many as eight. Do resist the temptation fo eat the paper towel, no matter how appetizing it seems.

    these:
    http://www.amazon.com/A-de-MB-Bacon%C2%AE-Microwave/dp/B0002HSFB2
    work extraordinarily well, but eventually break or the plastic degrades or something. We just purchased one of these:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/85031444/bacon-mug
    and have yet to receive it. it's a mug sort of thing with a saucer attached, and the bottom of the mug is open to the saucer. So you hang your bacon over the lip of the mug, nuke the bacon, and pour the grease off into a container of your choosing. Do NOT drink.

    while hot.

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  4. I do bacon in the oven. A batch just came out, as a matter of fact.

    Mmm... bacon. Anyway, just 400 for 25 or 30 minutes. Perfect!

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    1. Do you put anything over the bacon to keep it from splattering in the oven?

      Normally I make bacon in an iron frying pan. The disadvantage is that it takes a lot of attention so that each piece cooks evenly without scorching. Frying bacon also splatters on the stove and the cook. (As they say, never cook bacon while nekkid!) Normally, I pour off the rest of the bacon grease when it cools and save it in a freezer bag for later.

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    2. Two things you could try:

      Use a turkey roasting pan.

      Use a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.

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  5. I'm with Pamibe...in the oven. Cook the whole package, store the grease in a container for biscuits later, and put the cooked bacon in plastic baggies in the freezer. Warm up a slice or two when I need them.

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