DELICIOUS CANDIED BACON
Who doesn’t like bacon and how about delicious candied bacon? I received the Southern Cast Iron Cookbook
and what delicious recipes it has! Some of the recipes are for stove top while others are for the oven. Reading through the recipes brought back memories of when my grandmother would use only cast iron.
As I was glancing over the eight chapters in the book, of course I would find something sweet for my palette, Candied Bacon and just had to give that a try. The recipe is very easy, quick to make and simply delicious!
Ingredients for Candied Bacon are:
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon salted butter
1 pound thick-cut bacon
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. (I didn’t have any ginger on hand so I substituted nutmeg.) In the skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.
Dredge each piece of bacon in the spiced sugar and add to the skillet with melted butter. Fry the bacon for 4 to 5 minutes per side until crisp. (I didn’t use thick bacon so I only fried it for about 3 minutes each side.) Drain on a wire rack, make sure not to drain on a paper towel or the paper will stick to the candied glaze.
When I make my grandmother’s old-fashioned baked bean recipe, I always top it with bacon, I think this candied bacon would be great to try it out on the beans. I like the beginning of this book where it has a list of do’s and don’ts and how to season new iron cookware. The book has so many delicious recipes from breakfast, breads, seafood, poultry, meats, desserts and more. I also like the soft cover, it is sturdy and easy to wipe off.
The author, Elena Rosemon-Hoerr has shared family recipes that have been passed down through generations and it’s a great way to reflect on the past of Southern cooking. I am pleased with the quality of this book I received, the variety of recipes and I like having a hard copy of a book instead of an e-book when it comes to recipes.
If you are a bacon lover, this delicious candied bacon is a recipe you won’t want to miss!
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