Cooking Bacon in the Microwave

Cooking Bacon in the Microwave
cooking bacon in microwave
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With this cooking method, you will greatly reduce the fat in bacon, which produces a crispy bacon.
Directions

  • Lay 2 layers of paper towels on the dish.
how to cook bacon in microwave
  • Spread bacon slices don't forget to  keep a space between them.
  • Then cover with 2 more layers of paper towels.
  • Cook in the microwave for 4-6 minutes.
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  • Once you’re done with the microwave, immediately move the bacon over to a non-paper-toweled plate.

The cooking time may vary depending on microwave and thickness of bacon. You will like this method that reduces  the smoke emiting from a stovetop cooking.



Special Note
 I highly recommend the Vegetarian bacon. Vegetarian bacon also referred as fakon. Focon's are rich in protein and fiber, yet low in fat and has no cholesterol.It is much better to be a vegetarian because " Vegetarians live longer, healthier lives."



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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

How to cook Bacon in the Oven
cook bacon in the oven
  • I used a preheated 375°F oven. Now, unless I’m baking bread, cakes, or pies, I rarely preheat, but it seemed prudent to at least try this the recommended way, and I figured it would yield more consistent results and help get the timing down.
  • All but one slice of the one pound of bacon was placed, edges touching, on a large, foil-covered jellyroll pan. At the last minute, I went wild hare and sprinkled three of the slices with fresh ground pepper, and three with cracked red chili pepper (these intended for use in the first bacon recipe to be tried). In the oven the pan went, atop the forgotten but now-hot pizza stone. I set the timer for 15 minutes.                                                                                                                                                                   oven bacon
  • I took a look when the stove buzzer went off. Coming along nicely, but not near enough done. Six minutes more on the timer.
  • Good, more progression, still not enough. Another 7 minutes on the timer.
  • Better, almost there. Strips at the edge of the pan were attractive and nearly done, those in the middle still not quite. I poured off the pooling fat, then took my favorite tongs and turned all the slices over before setting the timer for another 7 minutes.
  • Done and out. Total time 35 minutes, with one grease pour and one slice turnover in a preheated 375°F oven. Bacon is perfectly cooked and not curled at all, grease is golden coming off the pan, rather pure-looking, actually. (As a side note, the spiced slices were delicious!)

Special Note
 I highly recommend the Vegetarian bacon. Vegetarian bacon also referred as fakon. Focon's are rich in protein and fiber, yet low in fat and has no cholesterol.It is much better to be a vegetarian because " Vegetarians live longer, healthier lives."


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Sweet Candy Bacon

Sweet Candy Bacon

I know what you’re thinking: It’s bacon. How can it get any better? Well, it can. Oh, it can. The best part, beyond the deliciousness, is how easy it is for kids to make something that will literally bring “oohs and ahhs” from anyone who eats it. That’s got to make a beginner chef proud and happy. Just thinking about these makes my mouth water, so let’s get right to it.
Sweet Candy Bacon
Image Credit: Recipegirl
DIFFICULTY: Easy  • Yield: 6 strips
Here’s what you need:
Tools
  • Oven
  • Baking pan
  • 2 or 3 cooling racks
  • Oven mitts
  • Small bowl 
  • Sauce brush
Ingredients
  • 6 strips bacon the thicker the better
  • 1⁄4 cup maple syrup
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. If you have a convection roasting feature, use that. If not, regular baking will work fine.
  2. While the oven is warming, grab your cooling racks and place them inside the baking pan. There should be about 1/4" of space between the pan and the cooling racks. This allows hot oven air to get under the bacon and cook all over.
  3. Lay your bacon strips atop the cooling racks so that the strips run perpendicular to the rack rods.
  4. Now paint! Pour syrup into a small bowl and then dip your brush and paint each strip.
  5. Then set aside syrup. Seriously, this whole process should be done by your child.
  6. Nothing is hot yet. It’s just bacon laying and painting. Any kid can do it. Yes, there will be syrup everywhere and your kid will probably smell like some combination of raw pork and syrup but, well, yeah. Given the raw meat situation, I should probably advise you to be sure he washes his hands thoroughly afterward. But don’t stress.
  7. Think of the powerful immune system you’re building. See? Bacon really is the best.
  8. When your oven is ready, put the bacon in. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  9. After 10 minutes, pull the pan out and place on another cooling rack. Being careful not to touch the pan, paints another coat of syrup on the bacon and then put back in the oven.
  10. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, or until it’s done to your desired crispiness level. I like almost well-done bacon with a hint of meaty chewiness, while my wife and daughter prefer well done and crispy. Remove, plate, then listen for gasps of sugar bacon pleasure.
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Sweet Candy Bacon Flapjacks

Anytime I go to a diner that serves bacon pancakes, I order them. Some are done almost perfectly. The bacon is a complement and almost an afterthought, and there’s that a delightful mix of salty and sweet, smoky and syrupy. You still get your light and fluffy pancakes, but they have a just-right smoky crunch to them. Of course, there’s the flip side as well. I’ve had bacon cakes that tasted as if the dinner cooked up a thud of dough around a heaping mound of Bac-Os Bits. Not good. In this recipe, I’m going for the former, and giving you the perfect recipe to use up any of your leftover Sweet Candy Bacon.

DIFFICULTY: Medium • MAKES: 12 flapjacks
Here’s what you need:
Tools
Stove, large frying pan or griddle pan, measuring cups and spoons, mixing
bowls, whisk, spatula

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon butter, not melted
  • 2 strips cooked bacon
  • Extra syrup for dipping or pouring
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Lightly whisk the egg in a separate bowl. Then add egg, buttermilk, syrup, and melted butter to your flour mix. Whisk until blended and smooth.
  3. Now heat your pan on low heat and butter it all over.
  4. Pour pancake mix into pan—usually 4 fit on a griddle at a time.
  5. Break up your finished, crispy bacon into little bits—about the size of M&M’s—and dot them on the top of the cooking flapjack. Use as many as you’d like, but I tend to go for 6–8 per flapjack to avoid over-chewiness. You want a hint of bacon here, not a whole pig. (But use as much as you like, it’s your pancake.)
  6. When the sides of the flapjacks are cooked and golden, flip and cook for another minute or two.
  7. Unless you’re serving them straight from the pan, plop them onto a plate and then toss them into an oven set at 200°F or lower. It keeps everything toasty until you’re ready to serve. If you can wait that long …
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Bacon Butterscotch Cupcakes

How to cook Bacon Butterscotch Cupcakes

Nothing complements sweets better than a little salt. Here that salt is in the form of chopped bacon mixed into these cupcakes. Whole butterscotch chips added to the batter give these cupcakes even more flavor.
Bacon Butterscotch Cupcakes
Image Credit: Recipes.coles
Yields 1 dozen cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 3 strips thick-cut bacon
  • 3 tablespoons plus 3⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar, divided use
  • 11⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
  • 1⁄3 cup buttermilk
  • 1⁄2 cup butterscotch chips, melted, divided use
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided use
  • 6 strips thick-cut bacon, cooked crisp and finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup whole milk
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire cooling rack on top.
  2. Place the bacon strips onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons brown sugar evenly over the top of all the bacon slices and bake for an additional 20–25 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp and the sugar is deeply caramelized. Cool to room temperature on the rack, then cut each slice into 4 pieces. Set aside.
  3. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  4. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 3⁄4 cup brown sugar. Whisk to combine. In a separate bowl combine the butter, buttermilk, 1⁄4 cup melted butterscotch chips, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined, about 8 strokes. Add the finely chopped bacon and fold to combine, about 4 strokes.
  5. Divide the mixture evenly between the 12 prepared muffin cups and bake for 15–18 minutes, or until the cupcakes spring back when gently pressed in the center. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool to room temperature.
  6. In the work bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a medium bowl with a hand mixer, combine the room-temperature butter and 1⁄4 cup melted butterscotch chips. Beat until well combined, about 1 minute, then add the powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and milk. Beat until the mixture is smooth and holds a firm peak. If the mixture is too loose add more powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. If it is too stiff add more milk, 1 teaspoon at a time.
  7. Top the cupcakes with the frosting and garnish the top with a piece of the candied bacon. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
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 Special Note
I highly recommend the Vegetarian bacon. Vegetarian bacon also referred as fakon. Focon's are rich in protein and fiber, yet low in fat and has no cholesterol.It is much better to be a vegetarian because " Vegetarians live longer, healthier lives."
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How to Make Bacon Crumble Apple Pie

How to Cook Bacon Crumble Apple Pie

This rich apple pie has an unexpected ingredient in the topping. Finely ground bacon gives this sweet pie a savory edge, and a delicious aroma while baking!
Bacon Crumble Apple Pie
Image credit: Food.com
Yields 1 (9") pie
Ingredients
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 3 Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 strips thick-cut maple bacon, cooked crisp
  • 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup butter, cubed and chilled
  • 1 (9") pastry crust
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the butter. Once it foams add the apple mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the apples are just tender and they have released their juices, about 6 minutes. In a small bowl combine the cornstarch and bourbon. Add the mixture to the apples and mix well. Once the apple mixture thickens, turn off the heat and allow it to come to room temperature.
  3. In the work bowl of a food processor, add the cooked bacon. Pulse until the bacon forms fine crumbs, about 12 pulses. Add the flour and sugar and pulse 3 times to combine. Add the cubed butter and pulse until the mixture looks like coarse sand with no large pieces of butter remaining, about 8–10 pulses. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and chill for 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spread the apple mixture into the prepared pastry crust. Evenly cover the top with the chilled crumble mixture. Bake for 8 mins, then turn the oven down to 350°F and bake for 25–30 mins, or until the filling is bubbling and the crumble is golden brown. Cool for 1 hour before serving.
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 Special Note
 I highly recommend the Vegetarian bacon. Vegetarian bacon also referred as fakon. Focon's are rich in protein and fiber, yet low in fat and has no cholesterol.It is much better to be a vegetarian because " Vegetarians live longer, healthier lives."
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Maple Bacon Ice Cream

Maple Bacon Ice Cream

Little nuggets of salty bacon give this sweet maple ice cream a real edge. If you like, you can also drizzle in some caramel syrup and a little sea salt as you scoop this ice cream into the storage container to add a salted caramel ripple.
Maple Bacon Ice Cream
Image Credit: Themarysue
Yields 1 quart
Ingredients
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup Grade B or Dark Amber maple syrup
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1⁄2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 strips thick-cut maple bacon
  • 6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks and maple syrup until well combined. Whisk in cream, half and half, and milk. Place the pan over medium heat and cook, whisking frequently, for 10–15 minutes or until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Stir in vanilla and salt, and strain into an airtight container. Chill overnight or at least 6 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire cooling rack on top.
  3. Place the bacon strips onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the top of each slice, and bake for an additional 20–25 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp and the sugar is deeply caramelized. Cool to room temperature on the rack, then finely chop the bacon.
  4. Freeze the custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. When the ice cream is completely frozen, add the bacon and let churn until just combined. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
ICE CREAM ADDITIONS
Is this recipe not decadent enough for you? In addition to the bacon, you could add crushed candied pecans or walnuts, milk or dark chocolate chips, or even crumbled vanilla wafers. Or, if you feel daring, finely chop some Chocolate, Walnut, and Bacon Fudge and add to the mix.


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 Special Note
I highly recommend the Vegetarian bacon. Vegetarian bacon also referred as fakon. Focon's are rich in protein and fiber, yet low in fat and has no cholesterol.It is much better to be a vegetarian because " Vegetarians live longer, healthier lives."






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Broccoli with Bacon Cheese Sauce

Broccoli with Bacon Cheese Sauce

Broccoli and cheese sauce is a comfort classic, but like any classic it can get a little tiresome. Nothing wakes things up better than bacon! In this recipe, bacon drippings are used for the roux, and crumbled bacon is folded into the sauce for a double dose of smoky delight. If you like it spicy feel free to add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce.
Broccoli with Bacon


Image credit: Taste.com
Serves 6
Ingredients

  • 3 strips thick-cut bacon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded Colby cheese
  • 1⁄4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 bunches broccoli, broken into bite-sized florets
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
Directions


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat add the bacon. Cook until the bacon is crisp and the fat has rendered, about 6 mins. Remove the bacon from the pan to drain. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings.
  2. Return the pan to the heat and add the butter. Once it foams add the garlic and salt and cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Then reduce the heat to medium-low and add the flour. Whisk until the flour is moistened and lightly golden-brown in color, about 3 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce just comes to a boil and thickens about 6 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the cheese in two additions, making sure the first has melted completely before adding the next. (It is important to add the cheese in slowly, to keep it from breaking.) Cover the pan to keep the sauce warm while you prepare the broccoli.
  3. Bring 1" of water to a boil in a saucepan with a steamer basket. Add the broccoli and cover. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5–6 minutes or until the broccoli is fork tender. Remove from heat, place in serving the dish, and smother with the cheese sauce. Garnish with the pepper. Serve immediately.

 Special Note
I highly recommend the Vegetarian bacon. Vegetarian bacon also referred as fakon. Focon's are rich in protein and fiber, yet low in fat and has no cholesterol.It is much better to be a vegetarian because " Vegetarians live longer, healthier lives."


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Potato Bacon Pancakes and Casserole Recipes

Potato Bacon Pancakes

If you’re tired of the same old baked or mashed potatoes, then you have found the right recipe. These crispy little potato pancakes are loaded with crumbly bacon and are perfect alongside steak, chicken, or even fried eggs!
Potato Bacon Pancake
Image Credit: Oversixty
Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 6 strips thick-cut bacon
  • 1 large russet potato, peeled
  • 1⁄4 medium onion, finely chopped, about 1⁄3 cup
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
Directions
  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, add the bacon and cook until moderately crisp, about 6 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on a paper towel. Once drained, chop the bacon into fine pieces. Drain the bacon fat from the pan and reserve. 
  2. In a food processor, or with a box grater, shred the potato and place in a clean dishcloth, or in a salad spinner, and press or spin out the excess liquid. In a medium bowl add the bacon, shredded potato, onion, flour, beaten egg, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper. 
  3. Mix until well combined.
  4. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings. Once it shimmers, scoop golf ball–sized scoops of the potato mixture into the oil and gently flatten them until they are no more than 1⁄4" thick. Cook until deeply golden on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Once drained you can transfer these to an oven-safe plate and store in a warm oven while you fry the remaining cakes. Serve warm.

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Baked Potato Casserole

This dish is easy, cheesy and perfect for parties because it is covered with everyone’s favorite meat—bacon! You could also make this dish with sweet potato tots, or even crinkle-cut French fries; just don’t skip the bacon.
Baked Potato Casserole
Image Credit: Deliciousasitlooks
Serves 8
Ingredients
  • 1 pound frozen tater tots, cooked per package directions
  • 12 strips thick-cut bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped chives
Directions
  1. Spray a 9" × 12" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Arrange the tater tots in an even layer in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle half the bacon over the tots, then spread the cheese over the top. Top with the remaining bacon. Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling all over. Serve with the sour cream and garnish with chives.

Special Note
 I highly recommend the Vegetarian bacon. Vegetarian bacon also referred as fakon. Focon's are rich in protein and fiber, yet low in fat and has no cholesterol.It is much better to be a vegetarian because " Vegetarians live longer, healthier lives."




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