How do you microwave bacon?
@cikame: I think certain brands, Oscar Meyer for instance, sell bacon that can be microwaved. Pretty sure it comes pre-cooked and you're more or less just heating it up at that point. I am not really sure though, I started buying actual bacon once I moved out of my parents house (they're your classic baby boomer parents who love the strange food things that came out in America in the late 70s to mid 90s).
@cikame: Throw it in until it looks good. It’s a microwave.
You can put paper towels under and over it to soak up the grease.
If you’re going to make a habit of microwaving bacon, I grew up in a house with a microwavable grill that you toss in the microwave. It’s basically just a bunch of traps so the bacon doesn’t soak in grease.
Man I remember when I was 17 and I thought I was badass when I made a sandwich and put it in my parents toaster oven. Gourmet at its finest
Living with my friend who was a chef and just trying different stuff I think I can hold my own now a days.
Also if I’m not sure, the internet always gives me answers on what to cook or how to cook. Thanks interwebs!
please don't put butter in the pan when you're cooking bacon... the bacon has so much grease you don't need it. since it doesn't look like anybody wrote thorough instructions you can use these:
it's easy, just put the pan on the stove, turn on the stove to a medium temperature probably less than half way to max, put the bacon in the pan, if the oil from the bacon splashes out of the pan too much while cooking turn down the temperature a bit, flip the bacon over once or twice to make sure it's cooked relatively evenly, stop when the bacon reaches the desired amount of crispiness, put the bacon on a plate and let it cool down, enjoy.
when you're done soak up the grease in the pan with a paper towel and put it in your compost instead of pouring the grease down the drain.
edit: i just realized this thread is 7 years old. oopsy. regardless, i will leave my instructions for any possible future use.
Honest question. For people like this man and Dan, do people just cook for you your whole life? I don’t understand how you get by in life without having to cook a meal for yourself?
I mean a very easy food budget involves a lot of things you do very little to actually prepare. So I get that part.
@ericjasonwade: My parents cooked every meal I ate at home until I turned 18, then my fiance cooked for us when we ate at home until we broke up... so then I had to cook for myself and had zero experience. I probably should of shown some interest in learning to cook in my adolescence, but that didn't happen.
They literally make something for that. Its called a grease screen or a splatter guard, and it costs much less than rebuilding your house after burning it down.
I'm surprised no one has talked about using newspaper or a paper bag (or beer case) to cover the pan when cooking bacon. Cleaning grease sucks, so save the trouble and cover that shit up.
@ericjasonwade: I can fry/rustle some basic stuff up and bake a frozen pizza. I've followed a few recipes directions point by point with mixed results. Maybe threre's a Gordon Ramsay in me that waiting to erupt from my flesh, but I get by.
People shouldn't get too offended at how others choose to or have been encouraged to lead their lives. It's perfectly possible and OK to survive without busting out your own gourmet meals 3 times a day.
Also clearly you throw the bacon on the burner then rest the pan on top of it to keep it flat.
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