Recipe: Spicy Candied Bacon
Spicy Candied Bacon
Particularly good for bacon cheeseburgers or as a special snack when watching football on television. Omit the cayenne pepper if you like and it’s something extra special for breakfast or brunch.
Any bacon will work, but the better the quality you begin with the more special the end result will be. Baking the strips on parchment paper (or non-stick aluminum foil) will make the clean up easy.
12-16 slices bacon, medium thickness
1 cup light brown sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lay each strip flat on a piece of parchment paper. Press approx. 1 teaspoon brown sugar onto each strip Bake for 12 minutes turning halfway through. Remove from the oven and sprinkle about another ½ teaspoon brown sugar over each strip. Dust lightly to taste with the cayenne pepper, return to the oven and continue to bake till rich brown color.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack (do not drain on paper towels, the bacon is very sticky and will adhere to the paper which will be impossible to remove). Bacon will crisp as it cools.