I love bacon, real bacon, smokehouse bacon, that will fill your home with its smoky goodness as it cooks. I do have my favorite smokehouses and in my wealthier days just had it shipped up here to River City. Supermarket bacon was never an option...it is pretty horrid stuff. The precooked microwave bacon? Even worse. Well, this is just to tell you I did find a supermarket bacon the other day which intrigued me. I could smell it as soon as I entered the store. They were giving out samples in what passes as the butcher shop part of the store.
Anyway, I tried the stuff, couldn't resist and found it quite tasty, so I bought it. The brand is North Country Smokehouse out of New Hampshire and it is lovely real bacon, apple wood smoked and the most expensive bacon in the case per pound. I do not know if this brand represents a real smokehouse or not but it does have a lot of old fashioned qualities to it., so I declare it lovely real bacon.
On to the recipe:
I am a fan of microwaved bacon because I like it easy with no muss or big cleanup. Here is what I do., especially with supermarket bacon.
1 Use a paper plate designed for microwave cooking. Line plate with white paper towel and put as many strips of bacon as will fit or desired. Cover with another paper towel to avoid splatter.
2 Microwave on high for 1 minute per strip of bacon. Remove top cover. If it is not crisp enough for you repeat microwaving for 1 minute or so for 4 to 5 strips.
3 Remove to a second paper plate lined with towel and repeat as needed.
4 Pretty simple, but it is a good way to do real lovely bacon in the microwave with no muss or fuss or mess in the microwave.
Any brand of precooked microwave bacon? Forget about it. You can do good bacon juat as easily in the microwave and enjoy full bacon goodness.
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