Cook Bacon In Microwave Or Frypan

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"From ninemsn. I have used the frypan but not the microwave method. 18th May 2016 I cooked a piece of rindless bacon (similar to Canadian) which was frozen and in 2 minutes it was cooked and very crispy, just crumbled in your fingers and my microwave is 900 watts, so with that I have lowered the time limit in the recipe."

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (16 g)
  • Calories 86.6
  • Total Fat - 6.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 17.6 mg
  • Sodium - 274.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0 g
  • Protein - 5.9 g
  • Calcium - 1.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

MICROWAVE - Put a layer of kitchen paper on a microwave proof plate and top with the bacon slices and place another layer of kitchen paper on top and cook in microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes (timing will depend on wattage of microwave and how fatty the bacon is). Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Step 2

FRYPAN - Place bacon in a cold frying pan and turn the heat on and cook until crisp (by placing in a cold pan ensures that the fat renders out while the pan is warming, therefore there is no need for oil). Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

1 Reviews


I needed 3 slices of bacon for a salad, and was hoping this was going to be a quick and easy way to do it. PERFECT! No mess and the only clean up was to throw out the kitchen paper. I worked out the timing and it was cooked perfectly. This is a wonderful way to cook bacon if you are in a hurry. Thanks Pat.


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(1 Oct 2015)