If you think that cooking bacon in the microwave is a bit déclassé, as we did, try it for yourself.  We picked up this technique from Jacques Pepin who writes, “I learned how to cook bacon in the microwave oven from my wife and I now never cook it any other way.  It’s easy and crisps the bacon uniformly.”

While you can use a bacon microwave tray which have been around for some time now, we find them unnecessary and they still have the tendency to splatter.  We find that two paper towels on a plate, laying the bacon side-by-side and two more paper towels on top of the bacon work just as well as the specialized tray, and it avoids any splattering.  Cook on high for 4 minutes, then do 30 second intervals, until it is as crisp you like it.bacon

If you are not using the best bacon on the planet, Tender Belly Bacon, you can also brush the top of the bacon with maple syrup or honey to impart a delicious taste.  If you have some Tender Belly, nothing else is needed as it already has their special seasonings and mojo added to these special tender belly bacon cuts.  Bon appetit!

Tender Belly writes, “Truly great bacon is the most honored legacy of a glorious tender belly! The heritage pigs we use for our bacon are from Iowa and are naturally grown: NO antibiotics, NO hormones, NO gestation or farrowing crates and they’re fed a 100% vegetarian diet. With their exceptional meat to fat ratio they are the perfect belly. Our signature maple and spice rub is applied, the bellies are dry cured and then cherrywood-smoked to perfection. We spared no expense with ingredients, process or time to give you the best possible product. Remember: BACON, it’s good for ya!”

Our pork belly commodity trader, Steven Wiskow, hooked us up and the even the Duke Brothers wouldn’t trade places for this bacon.  Buy low, sell high.