The first key in making the absolute perfect bacon is bacon selection. Although this boils down to preference, please don’t skimp here. You want more meat and less fat. If you want thick cut, paper thin or somewhere in between is up to you, but if it comes down to having a delicious bacon slice once a week, or buying the low end stuff, enjoy your one bacon slice a week, please.
You want your bacon to be cooked equally and thoroughly, crisp but flavorful. This eliminates the ever-so popular pan frying and the lesser popular microwaving. If you are microwaving your bacon, you don’t have time to enjoy it anyway. Save your bacon for a day off, a long weekend or a holiday.
If you are ready to proceed, read on.