Bacon Crack

I was invited to a football brunch this weekend – I chose to make candied bacon, aka Bacon Crack.  Very simple to make:

Heat oven to 400 degrees.bacon-crack

Spray baking racks with oil and put on foil covered cookie sheets.

Lay thick sliced bacon across the racks.

Brush maple syrup on the bacon and then sprinkle brown sugar on the bacon.  (Sprinkle a little Cayenne on it too if you like a little heat.)

Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.  Once 15 minutes is up, flip bacon and put syrup and brown sugar on it.  Bake for 15 minutes again, watching it carefully  because at this point it could start to burn.  Check at the end of 15 minutes – if you want it crispier, bake for a bit longer.

Once done, remove from oven and spread a little more syrup on it.  Let cool.  It will crisp up as it cools off.  Enjoy and try to share with others!

 

Just like dat…

I don’t have much to say here except YUM!  I tried this recipe from Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman on Food Network) and it is absolutely fabulous.  I have an idea where the bacon fat goes, but I pretend it just diappears.  Enjoy my friends!

Holiday Bacon Appetizers

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Prep Time:  20 min
Cook Time:  2 hr 0 min
Level:  Easy
Serves:  36 crackers

Ingredients

  • 1 sleeve country club-style crackers
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 pound thinly sliced bacon

Directions

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

Lay the crackers face up on a large rack over a baking sheet (or broiler pan). Scoop about 1 teaspoon of the grated Parmesan onto each cracker. Cut the package of bacon in half (or cut pieces individually) and carefully, so the cheese doesn’t fall off, wrap each cheese covered cracker with one half piece of bacon, completely covering the cracker. It should fit snugly around the cracker, but not be pulled too taut. Place the bacon-wrapped crackers onto the rack. Place the baking sheet in the oven for about 2 hours. Serve immediately or at room temperature!

Notes

Cook’s Note: Can also use brown sugar or blue cheese instead of Parmesan!