If you think bacon tastes good straight out of the frying pan, wait until you try this candied bacon recipe.
They say the simple things in life are the best, and after tasting this sweet and spicy treat, I can’t argue.
A little brown sugar and pepper are all you need to transform breakfast bacon into an out-of-this world sandwich topper, crunchy-sweet salad crumbles, a party finger food and an all-day nibble.
Make some right now!
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange 7 or 8 slices of bacon on top of the parchment.
Sprinkle with 2 or 3 Tablespoons of dark brown sugar.
Season liberally with fresh ground pepper.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Watch the bacon carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn, as the sugar will caramelize as it cooks. When the bacon looks almost done, turn over and bake on the other side for the last 5 minutes of cooking time, until the bacon is chewy-crisp but not charred.
Remove from pan and drain (sugared side up) on paper towels. Don’t leave the bacon on the paper towels too long or they may stick to the candied bacon.
Oh, and don’t throw away the browned sugary bits on the parchment. They’re delicious sprinkled on top of a wedge salad topped with crumbled candied bacon.
Candied bacon and blue cheese — oh my!
Candied bacon is pretty tasty all by itself. It’s a great finger food for parties.
I served some at the chips and soda tasting party we threw for my husband for Father’s Day.
And if you want to elevate a BLT sandwich, try adding a few slices of candied bacon to it.
BEST SANDWICH EVER! Or so my husband says!)
I’m sharing the recipe for this tasty gourmet BLT sandwich with candied pepper bacon and garlic-basil aioli today at Today’s Creative Blog.
Click over for the recipe.
Is it lunchtime yet?