Thursday, May 14, 2009

Technique: Microwaving Bacon

Why would one want to do that, you ask? Well, Mr. B. says that it's the best way to cook 3-6 slices of bacon, so we thought we'd give it a go.

His instructions:
  • Put the bacon on a triple layer of paper towels on a microwave-safe plate and cover with a double layer of towels.
  • Microwave on High for 2 mins, then check; move the pieces around a little and continue to microwave for 1-min intervals until done.
  • Total time will depend on the power of your microwave but will be less than 5 mins even in a small oven.

Jack did his for a total of 5 mins and they were fine. I like mine well done, so did one more minute and they looked good. But... they were chewy rather than crispy (actually a bit like a dog chew).

The conclusion: A good method if you fancy a quick hit of bacon without all the stinking and splatting that goes with frying. But not if you like your bacon crispy or want an authentic bacon experience.