A Friendly Friday Recipe That Is Perfect To Pair With A Refreshing Cocktail
Since Fridays are usually the day that we indulge in a TGIF cocktail hour we decided to share a recipe from our friend Laurie. A friend of hers shared this yummy treat with her and it is AMAZING!
Why not post Friendly Friday a day ahead? This gives you time to get your ingredients together just in time to enjoy this great appetizer for a happy hour tomorrow. It’s good to plan ahead.
We enjoyed this with a spicy bloody mary and know that this will be a favorite for years to come. THEN, the next day we whipped up a salad and added some of the chopped bacon, chopped egg, and red onion. We topped this off with a tangy red wine vinaigrette – delish!
Salty And Sweet – Such A Treat!
This is a super easy treat and has just the right combination of sweet, salty, and spicy. We substituted the cayenne pepper with “Slap Ya Mama” Cajun seasoning from Lousianna. We like things spicy, so this was just perfect!
Laurie's Sweet and Spicy Candied Bacon
- July 23, 2020
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- 1 pound sliced bacon
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- Dash cayenne pepper (we used Slap Ya Mama - see link in post)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Step 1
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Step 2
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil
- Step 3
- Place an oven-safe rack on top of the pan
- Step 4
- Spray the rack liberally with nonstick cooking spray
- Step 5
- In a bowl. combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and the cayenne pepper (or Slap Ya Mama)
- Step 6
- Press the bacon into the sugar mixture on both sides to coat evenly
- Step 7
- Place the bacon on the wire rack and repeat until all slices of bacon are coated
- Step 8
- If you have any remaining sugar mixture, sprinkle it over the top of the bacon
- Step 9
- Bake for 20 – 30 minutes (we baked for 40 minutes to get the bacon crispy)
- Step 10
- Check the bacon after 20 minutes to make sure that it does not burn
- Step 11
- When done, the bacon will be crispy and dark along the edges
- Step 12
- Remove the bacon from the rack immediately when the bacon is still hot and let cool completely (if you leave on the rack it may stick and be difficult to remove)
- Step 13
- NOTE: you can also add maple syrup to the sugar mixture, or 1/2 ounce of chopped pecans can be added after the bacon is cooked and then put back in the oven for 8 minutes longer
- Step 14