Candied Bacon – Embarrassingly Easy!

This is one of those embarrassingly easy recipes. There are only 2 ingredients! Of course…they are the 2 most important ingredients on the face of the planet. And they do result in the most incredible meat product on the face of the planet

1 package bacon.
1/2 box brown sugar. 

1)Preheat the oven to 350 and tinfoil a baking sheet.

2)Lay the bacon out on the sheet in a single layer

3)Sprinkle the brown sugar over the bacon

4)Pack the brown sugar on the bacon in a thick blanket

5)Place in the oven for about 7 minutes, or until the sugar has fully melted (and almost black in some spots), and the bacon is not fully stiff, but there are no translucent spots on the bacon. It will continue to cook after you take it out of the oven, so you don’t want it fully crisp yet.

5)Wait 5 minutes. You must. You can NOT eat this until it has cooled. Otherwise it will burn your mouth and the flavor will not be fully infused into the bacon. 
Once the bacon is warm but not hot, it should be stiff. 
(that’s what she said).
It tastes better than any bacon you have ever had in your life, I guarantee you. Hell, it pretty much just tastes better than any cake you have ever had in your life. Smokey, savory, intensely sweet, with notes of molasses and even cinnamon in there. Sticky, burnished to caramel ant the edges and gently sweet like toffee in the middle of the bacon. It makes french toast taste deeper, BLTs taste fresher and goes just swell with a dab of chipotle-infused ketchup. 
Of course, it rarely makes it to any of those uses.
Because, besides being embarrassingly easy to make, it is also embarrassingly easy to eat.

Comments

  1. I want this RIGHT NOW!

  2. I know someone who, if she sees this, will insist on making it this weekend.

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