In microwave on a special melmac tray that is grooved to allow grease to collect beneath . Layer the bacon on paper towels to take up additional grease. When done remove and lift bacon off the towels. Bacon will be nicely crisp and laying very flat. If your eggs are ready you can dig in. Now I'm just too hungry .
The most decadent way to prepare bacon (and you will want to eat the entire pound of it) is to place the strips of bacon on a wire rack placed in a cookie sheet pan. Crack fresh black pepper all over it - then sprinkle brown sugar all over each strip! It is soooo good!! Bake it in the oven until you just can't wait any longer for it, or until it is very crisp. The brown sugar carmelizes and you will think you have died and gone to heaven!! Yummeee!!!
In cast iron, low and slow .... should not be hot enough to pop and spatter, pour off excessive amounts of grease while cooking. This method intensifies the flavor . If you like it a little chewy still... remove and cool a test piece before all the fat has melted.
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Start with a cool frying pan (don't heat the frying pan first). If you start with a hot pan, your bacon will stick and can rip when you try to turn it. Cook over med-high heat. Only cook enough bacon at a time so that they do not crowd or touch each other. Don't turn bacon over until you see it begin to brown. If you turn it over too soon, the bacon tends to curl up faster. I use a metal spatula to flatten the bacon after turning it. Drain on paper towels. Pour out excess bacon fat into a metal can before putting in your next batch of bacon. No need to let the pan cool, there will be enough residual fat in the pan to keep them from sticking. Also - I think the "center cut" bacon has the most even bacon slices! :)
My mom cooks it on the stove in a deep pan so the grease doesn't splatter as much on the stove, but I personally don't like getting my hands burnt so I lay out pieces on a cookie sheet and cook them in the oven at 350 degrees, for about 15-20 minutes, depending on if you like it crispy or not..