Making Bacon better

I know that some of you are going to accuse me of playing God, but it’s not like that.  Would you buy an out of the box 1911 without improving it?

Or an AR15?

So why not bacon?

I know that to some it is the smoky , sacrosanct, sliced food of the Gods, but even great things can be improved upon.

Even Bacon.

How you might ask, in my arrogance, could I possibly improve bacon?

Read on if you dare.

Here is the key to bacon improvement; a simple marinade of things that naturally go with bacon anyway.

I know bacon lovers across the country just spit mouthfuls of coffee out, but hear me out, it works.

For each 2 slices of bacon, drip 4 or 5 drops of soy sauce on it (The good stuff of course), a liberal dose of liquid smoke, garlic powder and a heavy dose of black pepper.

After applying the ingredients rub it in gently with your fingertips and let it sit for about ten minutes. For saltier bacon use a little less soy.

You will notice that above I stated that it was for each “2 slices of bacon” and here is why; I cook it in the microwave.

Yes, that’s right, I admit it, the microwave. I realize that to some I have just committed a sin of epic proportions and am to be banished to bacon lovers hell, but these days that is how I cook it most of the time. I know that my readership will probably be cut in half and assassins dispatched upon that revelation, but the truth is it comes out really good and without the spatter and mess.

If you decide to try it, always stack the bacon in piles of two, not by the single slice which cooks unevenly.Put it on a large heavy plate with a minimum of 8 slices total and cover with paper towels, tucking them under the plate. Cook for 8 minutes and then check. for doneness and draining the grease off. !0 minutes is usually enough to do 5 double stacked slices.

When done remove to separate plate and pat down with a paper towel.

In my next post I will let you in on how to use that bacon to make the worlds best BLT.

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