Wednesday, April 25

HOW TO: Caramelize Bacon

Caramelizing bacon is one of the best ways to enhance the amazing flavors of bacon. It also allows you to incorporate the bacon more into sweet dishes. In my house we love to cook our bacon this way and enjoy it along side pancakes. Caramelized bacon is great as a stand alone or to enhance recipes were bacon is required, savory pies being the best use!

This will caramelize 1 pound
Full time: 1 hour
You will need:

1 lb bacon, thick slice does not work well
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp salt

Let us begin:

Preheat your oven to 350

Line a sided baking tray with aluminum foil, don't skip this step

Lay bacon out in a single layer on the lined tray

Sprinkle over half of the salt and pepper, flip bacon over and sprinkle over the other half of salt and pepper

Now sprinkle over the brown sugar, if it clumps together it is okay as long as the clumps are evenly spaced around

Bake in oven for 35-45 minutes, or until bacon begins to crisp and brown

Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes, this allows the brown sugar to harden slightly and make it easier to move

Plate and serve, or use in recipe