How to Cook Crispy Bacon

Extra crispy, golden bacon adds the perfect flair to a variety of dishes. It is a hearty staple for breakfast and pairs wonderfully with fluffy scrambled eggs. It accentuates creative omelets filled with an array of brightly colored vegetables. Bacon provides a satisfying, crisp texture nestled within a sandwich. It gives dinnertime meals an additional zing of flavor. There are numerous techniques for incorporating bacon into your meals and savoring its delectable taste. However, finding the best way to achieve a crisp texture and rich color can be challenging.

In this step by step guide, you will learn how to create deliciously golden brown bacon that will make your meals stand out. We will show you how to cook crispy bacon using three convenient methods.

To Begin

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In this tutorial, we will teach you how to cook crispy bacon using three methods: grill, oven, and microwave. If using frozen bacon, be sure to thaw it first.

Option #1. Using the Grill

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Grill option: Place the bacon on the grill. Cook it at high heat until it’s crispy, turn it over and continue grilling until it’s golden and crispy on both sides.

Option #2. Using an Oven

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Oven option: Place the bacon on a baking tray covered with aluminum foil. Bake at 350ºF/180ºC, until they are very crispy and get a nice golden color.

Option #3. In the Microwave

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Microwave option: Place the bacon on a microwave plate covered with paper towels, heat for about 2 minutes. Open the microwave, turn over the bacon, and cook for about 2 minutes more.

Final Step: Remove Excess Grease

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Using paper towels, remove the excess grease from the bacon. Serve & enjoy!

Sample Preparation

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Crispy bacon egg wrap.

You can add crispy bacon to a wrap with scrambled eggs and take a lunch from great to amazing!

Enjoying the delightfully special flavor of scrumptious bacon with your meals is easy to do with our assortment of recipes. Use our techniques to add variety to your lunchtime sandwiches or liven up your dinner time favorites. When you are pressed for time, try our microwave method to quickly prepare a satisfying treat before you head out on the go. Relax and indulge in a more elaborate meal with loved ones on weekends, while you utilize our grilling or baking options. Your home will fill with the comforting scent of cooking bacon as you draw in excited family and guests, eager to begin devouring the feast.

Please let us know in the comments, which of our step by step recipes is your favorite for perfect, crispy bacon.

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Joss is a home cook who enjoys cooking day in and day out for her family. Ever since she was a child, she had a passion for cooking and baking and knew it was the right path for her! She joins us on ‘In the Kitch’ to share with you some of her favorite recipes.

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