Cook Bacon In Microwave Or Frypan

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Recipe: #14749

October 18, 2014

"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 is 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.


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)

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