Cooking bacon perfectly with little splatter or mess is easy when you use a microwave. Cook for around one minute per strip of bacon, depending on your microwave and the thickness of the bacon.
Many hounds line a plate with a few layers of paper towels, lay strips of bacon on top, and cover with another paper towel. The towels absorb the bacon fat as it renders and the bacon crisps.
You needn’t sacrifice the rendered fat if you like to cook with it, though. greygarious places her bacon on an unlined plate and covers it with a piece of parchment paper to prevent splatter. Once the rendered fat has cooled a bit, she pours it into a jar to save. alkapal uses a microwave bacon tray, which drains the fat into a collection tray and is easy to clean.
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