Friday, January 14, 2011

Candied Bacon - Three Ways

candied bacon slices

What’s better than crispy, salty, bacon? SUGAR COATED, crispy, salty bacon! OMG! Candied bacon is the perfect way to remind your tongue that you guys are still best buds! I can pretty much eat this stuff all day long, which is why I make it rarely and sparingly. In my most recent bacon candying exploit, I experimented with three kinds of coating: white sugar, brown sugar, and teriyaki sauce. Although the white sugar yielded the best results, with the crispest texture, brown sugar had a deeper candy flavor, and the teriyaki sauce was also excellent. Try them all and decide which version you prefer!


10 strips of thick-cut bacon

1 tablespoon of sugar, brown sugar, or homemade teriyaki sauce (recipe found here).


Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and lining a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Then, put two metal drying racks on cookie sheet, and place the bacon on the racks.

Sprinkle half of the sugar of your choice or the teriyaki sauce on the bacon, ensuring that each piece is evenly coated.

bacon sliced

Bake for 25 minutes, remove from the oven, flip the bacon, and using the remaining sugar or sauce, coat the other side of each piece of bacon. Return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes – keeping an eye on it to make sure the bacon does not burn.

sliced candied bacon

Consume with gusto!