It is Friday afternoon, and I could really go for a buttery, cheesy grilled cheese. But not just any grilled cheese. I like to add a little bacon. Sometimes I like to add some other items like tomatoes, arugula or even an occasional avocado slice or two.
But not today. Today I just want the creamy cheese on a buttered piece of bread with a few slices of crispy bacon. Sometimes, you just need some bacon. I also need my sandwich as quickly as possible. I have a craving, and it needs to be satisfied and in my lips N.O.W!
I was surprised to find out that a lot of people are not aware that you can cook some crispy and delish bacon in the microwave in just a few minutes. When I am in a hurry and need some bacon asap, I just throw some pieces in a microwave and they crisp up just perfectly.
To cook the bacon in its microwave perfection, start by placing 2 paper towels over a paper plate. Add a few pieces of bacon on the paper towels. Make sure not to crowd the bacon. Place in the microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes. Check the bacon and turn the bacon over. Cook for another 1 minute on high. Check the bacon, and if it needs more time to crisp up, keep cooking for 30 second intervals and check each time. Every microwave is different, so your cook time may be different. It takes me about four – five minutes to get the best crispness.
In the meantime, you can start on your grilled cheese. Add some butter to a pan and turn to medium heat. I usually use about 1/2 tbs and let it melt. I also butter the outside o the bread. Place the buttered side of the bread into the hot pan. Place your cheese on each side of the bread, and just for a little more richness and stringy cheese, I add a little shredded cheese. Can’t have too much cheese if you ask me.