We never really liked making bacon in the microwave. Sure, it’s quick…but the bacon strips cook unevenly and the usual process uses too many paper towels! Then we discovered this tip for delicious, easy crisp (but slightly chewy) bacon from the microwave that does not require special cookware or a lot of paper towels.

What to do: Flip a small microwaveable bowl onto a plate and place two bacon slices over the bowl. Put it in your microwave, and zap for two minutes for crispy but not greasy bacon (the grease slides down the bowl and onto the plate) and no wasted paper towels! (We do put a square of wax paper over the bacon to keep it from splattering the microwave interior.) Try two slices at a time for best results, and adjust your microwaving minutes to how you like your bacon.

Thanks to Food.com for help with this tip.

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