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How to Crumble Bacon

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author image Jonathan Thompson
Jonathan Thompson is a personal trainer certified through the American Council on Exercise and has extensive experience working with clients as well as teaching. Thompson holds specializations in longevity nutrition and muscle management for runners. He began writing in 2004.
How to Crumble Bacon
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Crumbled bacon has a variety of uses and can be added to recipes for texture and flavor. Salads, soups, casseroles, baked potatoes and stuffings are just a few of the dishes that crumbled bacon can enhance. Bacon is high in sodium, fat and cholesterol, with a whopping 11 milligrams of cholesterol in one slice, fried. For a leaner option, try turkey bacon.

Stovetop Cooking

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Place the bacon in the pan. Do not overlap the pieces so that they cook evenly.

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Place the pan over medium-low heat and cook until the bacon is browned to taste. Turn frequently.

Step 3

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Remove the bacon from the pan and place it on a plate lined with paper towels to dry.

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Wait until the bacon cools and crumble with your hands.

Microwave Cooking

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Line a microwaveable plate with 2 paper towels.

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Lay 4 strips of bacon on top of the toweling. Do not allow the strips to lay on top of each other.

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Cover bacon strips with another paper towel.

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Microwave for 3 to 4 minutes for chewy bacon, or 4 to 5 minutes for crispy bacon. If you are using turkey bacon adjust time to 2 1/2 to 3 minutes for chewy, and 3 to 4 minutes for crispy.

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