I have a number of friends who are bacon fanatics – more so than I. However, I’m not sure how many of them have tried this delectable and hard to limit treat. The cayenne candied bacon is simple to make and goes great with a ton of stuff as a garnish (read four to five pieces for a sandwich)!
1 lb (500 g) bacon
3 tbsp (45 g) cayenne
1 cup (225 g) brown sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a broiler pan with aluminum foil. Lightly spray the pan.
- Combine the brown sugar and cayenne, stirring to mix well. Press both sides of bacon firmly into the spiced sugar to coat – but shake off excess, don’t press down – a lot will be wasted if you pack it on. Arrange the slices of bacon on top of the broiler rack in a single layer, sugared-side up. If there is any sugar remaining in the dish, sprinkle it on top of the bacon slices evenly.
- Bake until the bacon is crisp and the sugar is bubbly, 15 minutes. Transfer to cookie racks to drain briefly, then to a plate or serving dish to cool.