Wanted to play with bacon one day so I decided to try making a candied bacon. That’s the problem when there is a package of bacon in the refrigerator, it demands to be made into something. Since I’ve heard so much about candied bacon and chocolate dipped bacon, I decided to pick one and candied bacon it was to be.
I figured there would be brown sugar and possibly maple syrup in the recipe, but since I had never made candied bacon before I took to google to discover how it was done.
The reason behind my bacon madness today? I was testing out a brown sugar baked brie and thought it would be the perfect topping to finish it off. Now that I’ve discovered candied bacon I’m hooked and sorry it took me so long to make this delightful bite. There are so many recipes this would be good in, and as such, appears to have enhanced my love affair with bacon.
Try it in salad (ie: Cesar salad), with pasta (sprinkle it on a Pasta a La Carbonara – drool) or even sprinkle some on a beef stew or beef chili before serving.
- 6 pieces bacon
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp pepper
- pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix brown sugar, rice vinegar, maple syrup, black pepper and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
- Place bacon slices on a rack set over a baking sheet line with foil or parchment paper. Helps with the clean up later on.
- Bake for 10 minutes, turn slices, and bake another 5 minutes.
- Remove pan from oven and brush both sides of bacon with brown sugar mixture. Return bacon to the oven and bake another 5 minutes. Do this 2-3 more times until bacon is browned and crisp.