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Candied bacon

Candied bacon is bacon taken to the next salty-sweet level of sheer awesome!

It can be eaten on its own, used as a garnish on cocktails or sundaes, or included as part of other recipes, like burgers, sandwiches, or salads.

EquipmentEdit

  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper

IngredientsEdit

  • 1 pound Bacon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

PreparationEdit

  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Line the baking tray with the baking paper.
  • Mix the brown sugar with the pepper.

CookingEdit

  • Lay the strips of bacon out on the paper-lined tray
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes, the bacon should look almost cooked, but not yet crisp.
  • Take the bacon out of the oven and using your hand sprinkle one side liberally with the sugar-pepper mixture.
  • Place back in the oven for 4-5 minutes

The sugar should then have caramelized and the bacon should be crisp. Leave the bacon to cool for approximately 10 minutes; once it can be handled eat within a few hours. They don't keep well.

WarningEdit

  • Caramalized sugar is the cooking equivalent of napalm, keep it away from your skin when it's hot.

VariationsEdit

  • Maple-glazed bacon derives its sweetness from maple syrup.

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