This is one of those recipes that you will wonder why you didn't try it
sooner. Men especially go wild over this bacon, and this bacon will be a huge hit
with them! Excellent to serve for a brunch or special occasion breakfast.
This candied bacon also makes a very interesting and delicious appetizer
that is sure to please your guests!
Don't forget to check out my
Make-Ahead Holiday Brunch Menu (with recipes) which includes this delicious Candied Bacon.
Candied Bacon Recipe
Yields: 6 to 8 servings
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 pound thick-sliced pork bacon
* Smoked bacon may be used.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and the mustard; set aside.
In a large frying pan over
medium-high heat, slowly cook bacon until bacon is lightly browned on edges but
still flexible, turning over once, approximately 5 to 6 minutes total per batch
(you'll probably have to do this
in batches); drain the fat each time.
Remove cooked bacon from the
frying pan and place onto paper towels to soak up excess fat.
After draining fat from the frying pan, reduce heat to low and place all the cooked bacon back into frying pan. Drizzle
brown sugar/mustard mixture over bacon, tossing with a fork to coat. NOTE: Sugar melts very
slowly and burns easily; reduce heat if necessary after sugar begins to caramelize. Remove from heat and transfer onto a wire rack or a serving platter.
NOTE: If the bacon slices touch each other on the serving platter, they will stick together.
Let prepared bacon cool to room temperature
before serving. If using as an appetizer, cut bacon into smaller pieces to serve.
Makes 6 to 8 breakfast servings or 30 to 35
appetizers (depending on how you cut the bacon).