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Saturday mornings are synonymous with the scent of freshly brewed coffee and sizzling bacon. On the other hand, we often have numerous errands to run on these mornings and we do not always have time to prepare a delicious breakfast. When you do not have the ability to cook some bacon in the pan, this helpful tip is here to get you started.

All you need to prepare the perfect batch of bacon in your microwave are some paper towels, a plate, and the bacon itself. Simply fold each piece of bacon into a heart shape. This allows you to prepare a half-pound of bacon in the microwave at one time. The grease slides right off the side of each piece of bacon, creating a final product that is far less messy.

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The paper towels are right there to catch all of the slippery grease. As soon as the bacon is properly positioned, set the microwave at five minutes. Once the time is up, you’ll need to flip the bacon and cook it for another 90 seconds or so. This simple hack is quite efficient. Your bacon will be finished in a mere fraction of the time that it would have taken to prepare it a more conventional fashion.

We know that your weekends are not always free, and there’s not always time to cook bacon on the stove or in the oven. If you would like to learn more about this awesome bacon cooking hack, be sure to check out the video below. It will change your life!

Ah, who are we kidding? Everyone loves bacon! This is a video that everyone needs to see as soon as possible.