Can I ask about bacon in microwave?
shadypines · 04/09/2019 19:20
I just wanted to hear from anyone who microwaves their bacon rather than grill..what's it like? How long do you cook for? What technique?
I would prefer to grill but my grill is a complete PITA so I try not to use it.
Pipandmum · 04/09/2019 19:35
I do it and it’s fine and crisps up - I like it quite crispy. You can put a paper towel over the bacon to stop the fat splattering around. Streaky bacon might be better, but I do both no problem. A bit trail and error about how long it takes as microwaves vary.
Grambler · 04/09/2019 19:40
Is that you, Dad?
His bacon was always anaemic with bits of kitchen towel stuck to it. I can remember wondering what all the fuss was about bacon until I had it cooked, properly, and without having to either eat paper or spend so much time picking it off that the bacon was cold.
shadypines · 05/09/2019 19:41
thanks all, I can see micro bacon ruffles some feathers..... @SpaceDinosaur I hear you, infact I picture you on your knees as you tell me this!
@Justmuddlingalong, ooh I like the sound of this, what heat, for how long and what do you put in on...ordinary tray?
After watching Masterchef ( I have high aspirations LOL)last night I obeyed John Torode and did it in fry pan but without fat as he said it has enough of it's own fat to cook it. I then did a splash of maple syrup, was pretty good.
FrothyB · 05/09/2019 21:04
I used to this and it's a perfectly acceptable way of cooking bacon. Place the bacon on a plate between two sheets of kitchen towel, then do some test runs to see how long it takes your microwave to cook it to the texture you like.
Be careful though, it doesn't take too long and will quickly go black and create smoke if it goes too far. It's good for things like a quick bacon roll if you don't fancy having to wash a pan up, or you're only doing 2 or 3 slices for yourself.
Justmuddlingalong · 05/09/2019 22:19
When I'm doing a fry up, the only thing I fry is the eggs and the tattie scones. Sausages, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and beans are all done in the oven. It saves all the faff in my tiny kitchen and DP washes up. 😜 It's all cooked at 180, sausages in for about 15 minutes, then the bacon goes in along with everything else for about another 15 minutes. I just do the bacon in a grill pan. Everything apart from the eggs and tattie scones just cook away while I'm having my shower.
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