I don't know how many times I've tried different ways to get one piece of bacon out of the package and into the pan flat, not ripped not torn but flat. Work a fork under one side or the other of the bottom piece of bacon in the package, you then begin to roll the fork into the direction of the other end of the piece of bacon. Effectively, you are rolling up a piece of bacon onto the fork. When you put it in the pan, you place edge side down. Unroll it into the pan off the fork. There's a step by step picture guide below!