Cook bacon in the microwave for crisp flavor in sandwiches, salads, quiches, and more. There’s no sense in splattering up your Harrisburg area kitchen with a frying pan. Cut out the greasy mess and make it easy for yourself. Just follow these directions for cooking bacon in the microwave. There’s no fuss and little muss.
Place a triple layer of paper towels in a microwave safe dish. Place 1-5 slices bacon on the towels. Don’t overlap the slices.
Cook with the following time guidelines. The bacon will be crisp if you use the higher end of the range.
1 strip: 1-1 ½ minutes
2 or 3 strips: 2 ½-3 minutes
4 or 5 strips: 4-4 ½ minutes
If you want to cook a whole bunch at once, layer it. Cut 12 slices in half. Layer them between triple layers of paper towel. Cook 24 half slices in 6 ½ minutes.