I guess there are many ways to cook bacon but my mom has always microwaved it. She presses slices of bacon in a paper towel sandwich, then places them on a paper plate and microwaves on high for about 3 minutes, give or take 30 seconds - depending on your microwave. The result? Crunchy bacon, that's not greasy. You can tell its ready when the paper towel gets crinkled up a bit and you can see the bacon fat brown and crisp.