Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How to make candied bacon:

You will need:

Thick cut bacon
Dark brown sugar (you could use light)

I poured the sugar into a large bowl, and toss in a couple strips of bacon. Then mix em around with your hands, you will get sticky.
Once coated I put the strips on a cooling rack sitting in a foil lined cookie sheet (you want one with edges to catch the run off)
Repeat until the tray is full
You can sprinkle some brown sugar on top of the strips, like with all things bacon, more is better.

Pop the tray into an oven preheated to 350 degrees.  You are going to want to cook for about 30 mins, thickness and fattiness of your bacon will vary your cook time.  The trick is rotating your tray about halfway thru, most ovens don't heat evenly and that tip will keep you bacon consistent.

Once the sugar has completely melted and the bacon is starting to darken on the edges you are ready to pull out the tray. I use tongs to transfer the strips to wax paper, be careful the melted sugar is like lava.

They will harden some as they cool, if they are too soggy they need longer in the oven. Once cooled I cut into thirds and the candied bacon is good to go,

Great as a snack/appetizer or as a garnish for other desserts (maple ice cream?)

Happy Thanksgiving


Rose said...

I used a similar recipe to candy bacon before I baked it into maple cookies. The hardest part is waiting until the bacon is fully cooked to eat it. Otherwise..worms. hahahah

Wassi's Meat Market/Melbourne said...

This sounds YUMMY! Going to try it.

Wassi's Meat Market/Melbourne said...

Got to make this. It sounds YUMMY!

NagaNpets said...

its so yummy.its my best appetizer.

Carl Roberson Faust said...

Can you use a skillet?

Alison said...

The recipe I am using calls for candied bacon in a green bean casserole. I will be making them tonight getting ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow! Thanks for the help.

gmytmy said...

I'm using mine to garnish a maple martini :) Think I'll put some chocolate on the others.