Step 1: Prep and cook the bacon, also facon
This is one case where better quality bacon may be ideal... I purchased the sale stuff and it was sub-optimal.
Large Frying pan and oven baking tray are good methods for real bacon.
The Microwave method was used for cooking the Facon. Resist the urge to dip facon in bacon grease. It does little good.
Cut up the bacon/ facon into pieces a couple inches long, and set aside.