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Candied Thick Cut Bacon

I was feeling under the weather this week so my parents so kindly made a food delivery. My mother’s contribution was a lovely pot of soup while my father stopped at our favorite German butcher and picked up a varietal of meats. One that stood out was the ¼ inch thick slab bacon. My boyfriend and I knew that we could not just eat this with eggs and toast, but would rather have to make this the star of the show. Thinking back to a restaurant we ate at while snowboarding, we indulged in the most amazing candied thick cut bacon, I wanted to recreate that recipe. This bacon is sweet, salty, and smoky. I imagine doing this again and pairing it with a nice beverage as an appetizer, because full disclaimer we just ate it standing next to the oven this time!

Nikki’s Notes

  • Placing the bacon on a wire rack to cook allows the fat off and the bacon to get crispier! It may create a little bit of smoke due to the sugar in the rub!
  • Allow the bacon to cool before devouring, the sugar is very hot and dangerous!
  • Make sure you get the thickest bacon you can find!

Temperature: 375 Degrees

Yields: 4 slices ¼ inch thick cut bacon

Ingredients

Candied Thick Cut Bacon Recipe

thick cut bacon
  • Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
brown sugar and spices
  • Rub both sides of bacon with mixture.
  • Place bacon on wire rack, on cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil.
sugar on thick cut bacon
  • Bake bacon for 20-25 minutes until bacon is crispy!
candied bacon
  • Allow bacon to slightly cool before eating! The sugar is very, very hot!
Hi, I'm Nicolette
Hi, I’m Nicolette

At 23 years old, I was diagnosed with Chron’s disease, and severe allergies to gluten, dairy and peanuts.
Coming from a family that lives to eat, this diagnosis dramatically changed how I viewed food.
I’ve been working on my recipes to enjoy food like I once did, and figured why not share them with you!

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