Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"Bacon…..Sweet Bacon!"

Don found and sent me a link of a recipe for "Bacon Candy"….or "Candied Bacon"….either works to describe how it turns out.  It truly is delicious, too.

The recipe calls for 8 strips of bacon and between 1/4 and 1/3 cup of brown sugar.  That's it, nothing more is needed, although, I was told after the fact, that adding cayenne pepper to the brown sugar makes an awesome taste twist on this recipe, too.

Take each slice of bacon, dry it on a paper towel, then dredge both sides in the brown sugar.

Next lay them in a pan lined with parchment paper on a cooling rack.

I didn't have a pan large enough for both of the racks, so went with 2 smaller and it worked fine.

Put the pans/racks in a cold oven, turn it on to 350 degrees, and bake for 15 minutes.  Turn the bacon at this time and begin checking every few minutes to make sure they do not burn.  I used "thick sliced" bacon which was done in another 12 minutes, but thin sliced bacon would finish more quickly.

When you believe the bacon to be done (and this happens quickly!), take it out and let cool before removing them from the racks (they are called "cooling racks" after all).  ;)  Then ENJOY!  Yes….there is one piece of bacon Candy missing from the last photo.  I HAD to make sure they were OK to serve Don.  ;)  Boy, were they!

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