In my opinion, the best way to make bacon is in an old iron skillet that has made bacon in the past and did really get washed. I realize there are shortcuts like microwave devices, but I believe this is the most creative way to make bacon yet.
I can't believe I'm 31 years old and only discovered this in the last year. This is in my opinion the best meat ever. Regular bacon is the reigning champ, but I think it's because more people have tried cottage bacon.