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Old 08-08-2020, 09:23 AM
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I make bacon on paper towels in the microwave. My grown kids think it’s odd but that’s the way I’ve always cooked it.
I hate the grease splatter on the stove when frying it. The oven takes way too long.
Is this weird?


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Old 08-08-2020, 09:34 AM
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Thatís the way I grew up doing it and will sometimes do it that way now if I donít want to mess with a mess
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Old 08-08-2020, 09:43 AM
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I mostly do it on the stove. If I need to make a big batch, I do it in the oven. To me, it always tastes better on the stove.
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:08 AM
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Bacon is a luxury for me and I havenít had any for years, but when I do cook it, I do it exactly like youóbetween folded paper towels in the microwave.
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:09 AM
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If I didnít know better, I would swear you and DH are related. He cooks it in the microwave too. I like to make it in the oven.


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Old 08-08-2020, 10:16 AM
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We don't have it very often, either.

When we were at "cousin camp" last week, and meals consisted of 11 people, we made it on paper towels in the microwave. We easily went through a package of bacon per breakfast. Less time, less mess, less lingering smell in the cabin.

Now at home, we have fresh tomato and lettuce in the garden. The couple of pieces of bacon for those BLTs we will do on the stove. It is a seasonal treat!
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:20 AM
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I have to cook it on the stove. I agree with the previous poster that it tastes best that way. I make sure though to line the stove with tin foil to catch the oil as it splatters. It makes clean up a breeze.
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:22 AM
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I make bacon in the oven. Iíve never microwaved it but started doing the oven because to the splattering from the stovetop.
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:51 AM
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Nope, you aren't odd.
I have taught 100's of people to cook bacon in the microwave.

When microwaves first became available for the home market (late '70's/early '80's) I demonstrated how to cook with them. Remember this was quite a revolutionary new cooking appliance.

My demonstrations, classes and workshops always included layering bacon on paper towels and cooking in the microwave.

I still remember my first in-store demo. I scrambled an egg in the microwave. That was enough for the editor of the local newspaper to buy a microwave.
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Old 08-08-2020, 10:56 AM
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I grew up cooking bacon in the microwave. I don't usually anymore because I think it tastes better cooked on the stove.


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Old 08-08-2020, 11:08 AM
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I place the strips on parchment paper and place in a cold oven set at 400įF. Then I check it every 10 minutes, turning as needed. Clean up is a breeze, just fold up the paper and toss. It's the only way I've been able to not overcook it including when I've tried the microwave method.

BTW, is anyone having problems finding paper towels?
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Old 08-08-2020, 11:08 AM
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I have a microwave bacon pan that I use. I cover it with paper towels and always dab all the grease off of it before eating. We are having BLTs for supper tonight. It is probably my favorite sandwich!

Regarding paper towels—- I am a bit picky and prefer Bounty. I did my monthly shopping this week and they didn’t have any Bounty paper towels or napkins.
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Old 08-08-2020, 11:33 AM
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Regarding paper towels- I also prefer Bounty and needed to buy a store brand a few weeks ago. I go through a lot of paper towels when cooking- like yesterday I brined pork chops and needed to dry them before grilling. And of course, I use them for bacon. Iíll be looking for more paper towels this week.
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Old 08-08-2020, 11:36 AM
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If it's just a few pieces I always do bacon in the microwave - so easy! If I need to do a big batch, though, I use the oven.
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Old 08-08-2020, 12:04 PM
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I'm with PDXteacher.....a lot gets the oven, a few the microwave

But I will confess that recently I've just been buying the already cooked bacon that you just heat up in the microwave. It's ridiculously expensive but the convenience at this point is worth it to me.
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Old 08-08-2020, 12:20 PM
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Most of the time, in microwave. I rarely eat it anymore, but DH does. I prefer it done on stove, mostly because I like my bacon underdone. But I hate cleaning up the grease mess.
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Old 08-08-2020, 12:27 PM
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I remember my mom have a special bacon tray for the microwave. She always covered it with paper towel. Now I do the same. I prefer to cook bacon in the microwave. I like my bacon super crispy and I find thatís easiest to do in the microwave.
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Old 08-08-2020, 12:30 PM
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I seriously had no idea you could cook bacon in the microwave! Does it still crisp up that way?

I hardly every make it, partially because I hate all of the splatters from the stove. It's been years. I tried the oven a couple of times and that didn't work for me at all.
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Old 08-08-2020, 12:32 PM
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I also hate the grease and usually go the microwave/paper towel route for small amounts of bacon. For larger amounts I do batches on my george forman where the fat drains off.
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Old 08-08-2020, 12:33 PM
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Yes, the bacon gets crispy in the microwave when you use the microwaveable bacon tray. Clean up is very easy, too!
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Old 08-08-2020, 01:11 PM
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If I am doing a small quantity, I will use the microwave. If I am doing it for the whole family, the oven is quicker. Both are yummy because, well, it's bacon!
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Old 08-08-2020, 01:23 PM
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I do our bacon in the oven in the same way RetiredKat does her bacon. I use parchment paper folded and use a broiler pan lined with foil.
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Old 08-08-2020, 01:45 PM
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We, or DH, cooks it on a pan on the grill!
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Not weird if it works for you
Old 08-08-2020, 01:52 PM
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I do cook mine on the stove for purely selfish reasons. I save the bacon grease. I have a grease collector on my stove top for bacon grease only. I then add it to canned green beans instead of butter so they taste like homegrown. I occasionally use it to cook stir fry veggies, fried rice, or fried eggs, etc.

If I cook a big bunch to use at a later time, I might leave a few undercooked so I can pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm and crisp them up at the time.
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Old 08-08-2020, 02:13 PM
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I don't like the grease from frying bacon either. We usually bake ours, but have used the microwave when in a hurry before. I used to have a pan that helped with grease drainage but I am not sure where it is at since we moved. Oh and we moved 5 years ago!
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Old 08-08-2020, 06:36 PM
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We don't have a microwave. But it's easiest to do on the grill outside
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Old 08-08-2020, 08:20 PM
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Not weird! That's how I make it, too. At least most of the time.
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