Ingredients

  • At least one pound of bacon, I like the thin sliced for the microwave. shopping list
  • Lots of newspaper. shopping list
  • I have weighed about every brand and they all weigh 3.5-4 ounces when cooked. From Armour to butcher shop bacon, they all are packed with water. 1 pound = 3.5 - 4 ounces of cooked bacon. Another fascinating fact! shopping list

How to make it

  • It took a while to figure out how to cook in the microwave.
  • My microwave is 1100 watts so your time could be more or less.
  • My neighbor's daughter is a biologist and I had her take some cooked bacon
  • to the Davis University for testing. I told her the grease was traveling from the bacon to the newspaper. Then couldn't find any trace of ink from the paper. Another theory confirmed.
  • First, cut a slit in the package, and then cut the bacon in half. It just works better if they are half pieces.
  • Put the package on a section of paper and microwave about 3 minutes.
  • Cooking the bacon in the package is important. It starts getting the water out and the bacon won't stick to the paper when cooking.
  • Carefully remove the paper and bacon to the counter.
  • You should have another section of paper unfolded.
  • Using tongs, move each piece to the new paper until the section is filled.
  • Fold paper over and continue laying out the strips. It may take another section.
  • Put a couple of sections under paper with the bacon. This gives some support when removing cooked bacon.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Now the grease is really coming out. Pick up the outer corners so the grease doesn't spill when removing from the microwave.
  • Now you will see all the artery clogging, heart stopping grease. It's in the paper not your veins.
  • Again, new paper, new layout, same thing.
  • Cook another 5 minutes. Now it should be cooked but limp. For BLT I like it cooked a couple of more minutes so it is crispy. If not crispy, you are tearing the bacon when biting the sandwich.
  • If you are not going to eat it on a sandwich, well just cook it until it looks right to your tasting.
  • This method is easy, your stove is not splattered with grease, the grease is in the paper and the bacon is less salty. Frying in a pan concentrates the salt in every slice.
  • You can cook thin slice or regular using this method. When you're done, you throw away the paper, no pan to clean.
  • This is fat free bacon, eat lots.
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    " It was excellent "
    lexluv101 ate it and said...
    I love this. I don't like frying bacon, I'll admit it. I was relieved to see a cooking show one time where she did something to bacon (maple syrup) and baked it in the oven. Then I had a microwave cookbook and saw on nuking bacon. I thought, Thank God, I don't have to be stressed with stupid bacon anymore if it can taste as good alternate ways!
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  • thegoldminer 9 years ago
    I like just tossing the paper, no clean up ;-). Cooked more bacon this morning and when I see and feel the weight of paper with all that grease, if not baking the bacon, then microwave is the way to go. You can cook a few pieces, it is very quick or a couple of pounds. Nuked a pac tonight, it will sit until tomorrow morning then paper, nuke and a BT tomorrow morning, 11-10-07, a hot cup of tea, the morning paper, a fire in the wood stove, the flames licking at the ising glass on the stove door, love Sunday mornings. JJ
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    JJ - Everyone knows you're supposed to cook bacon in the George Forman Grill not the microwave!
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  • tnacndn 9 years ago
    Sorry JJ I didn't read the directions. I just noticed the newspaper and wondered :o) I will read all directions before asking anything next time. :o)
    Gem
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  • thegoldminer 9 years ago
    cool!!!!! I will check out the group. Guess we better put Baked Bacon on there also. JJ
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  • crystalwaters 9 years ago
    Have added this to the group, "Bacon, Nature's Candy". :-)
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  • thegoldminer 9 years ago
    Tnacndn, under directions, #3 is the answer. Gotta read the all the directions you nut. I have seen makin' Bacon. One can always cook some bacon in a pan to get grease and store it. Yes, bacon grease does impart needed flavors in some dishes.
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  • clbacon 9 years ago
    MMMmmmmmm....bacon!
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  • tnacndn 9 years ago
    Sounds awesome JJ, thanks!!!!!
    Gem
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  • liezel 9 years ago
    My sister-in-law is blind and she's always looking for things to make in the microwave. Sure she will love this! Thnx!
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