As you may have read in his guest post a few weeks ago, my husband has some issues with bacon. However, I love it. The only issue I have is cooking it. The tastiest bacon is fried in a pan in its own fat, but that’s a very unhealthy method (especially if you eat it fairly frequently). I’ve started baking it in the oven lately, but it just takes so dang long. And microwaving is quick, but you lose some of the nice crispiness that you get with other bacon-cooking techniques. So what’s a girl to do?
I found a pretty satisfying solution while at Marshall’s the other day, and it’s helped with my bacon issues.
It’s the Joie Piggy Bacon Tray! You put 4-5 slices on the tray, cover it with the piggy top, and microwave according to directions (usually 4 minutes for 4 slices). I was very happy with the results. I got the crispiness that you get from frying bacon, but less grease and still yummy. One caveat---if you try to cook center cut (thick-sliced) bacon on this tray, the results will not be as good. Use the regular thin sliced stuff and you’re in business. And it’s cute to boot! As long as you don’t mind being reminded that bacon comes from cute little pigs.
(Photo from: Amazon)