My husband is pretty awesome. Since meeting him, I’ve learned so much about life and love. The most important lesson he’s taught me, though, is how to make bacon in the microwave. Yes, out of all of the things I’ve learned from Mr. Riley, this one kitchen hack has added so much joy to my life. I wish I were kidding, but after years of messing up pans and standing over a hot stove to fry turkey bacon, learning to make it in the microwave IN LESS THAN A MINUTE has been life changing. For real.
I can admit, I was skeptical at first. I’ve never been a big microwave chef. However, when a single mom who is used to cooking every single night moves in with a bachelor who makes every meal in the microwave, she eventually learns a few tricks or two!
The first time Terrence made turkey bacon in the microwave, I was side-eyeing him for the entire sixty seconds that the bacon was cooking. As I heard the popping of the strips in the microwave all I could think about was how crazy my husband was.
How to make turkey bacon in the microwave
Making turkey bacon in the microwave is simple!
1. Separate the strips and place them on a paper towel.
2. Place that paper towel on a microwave safe plate.
3. Microwave the bacon for 50 seconds.
4. When the microwave stops, turn the bacon and nuke for an additional 5 seconds (That’s not a typo! Your bacon only needs a few seconds more.)
Your turkey bacon will be nice and crunchy, and perfect with toast, or crumbled over salads.
You may need to play with the times a bit depending on your microwave and the type of bacon that you use, but this should get you started!