Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

8 smoked bacon slices (we slice these very thin from a slab with a slicer)
4 tbsp light brown sugar
1 pinch cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 325°F

Drag bacon through brown sugar till lightly coated arrange on silpat* on sheet pan. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar and cayenne evenly over slices. Place another silpat on top and place in oven.

Bake for 15 min, raise oven temp to 375°F and bake for 5 min, check and see if crisp.

Check every min until ready. Be careful because it can burn easily.

Starting low keeps the bacon flat during cooking; otherwise it would ripple.

*A silpat is a silicone baking sheet. If you don’t have any on hand, you can use parchment paper.

Source: CNN website, Eatocracy, November 8th, 2010