Living High on the Hog! Candied Bacon is Over-the-Top Decadent
In honor of the 1 year anniversary of Robert Kovacs‘ passing, I’m posting a recipe for his favorite food – bacon.
Thick-cut bacon slathered in maple syrup, brown sugar and a hit of black pepper for a salty-sweet delight that elevates brunch to an OMG level. Yes, please. Oh, and don’t forget my mimosa.
Makes 6 to 8 servings • Start to Finish: 30 minutes
1 pound thick-cut bacon
¼ cup maple syrup
½ cup brown sugar
Coarsely ground black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and top with a roasting rack. Lightly spritz the rack with nonstick spray. Lay the bacon on the rack, leaving just a tiny bit of room between each piece.
2. Brush the bacon with maple syrup, then sprinkle with brown sugar. Top with a generous sprinkling of pepper.
3. Bake until the sugar is melted and the bacon is crisp, 15 to 17 minutes (or a little longer if you like it extra crispy). Let the bacon cool for 5 minutes before removing it from the rack and serving.