Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Most Awesome Bacon Ever

So, today I made some of what we call around here, Candied Bacon.
I had not eaten bacon in 25 years before Lillian, an  assistant on mine, introduced me to this highly addictive method of serving bacon.

Preheat oven to 350.
Lay the bacon out on a 1/2 sheet pan lined with foil. I like Release for its non stick properties.
Make a mixture of  50% each dijon mustard and maple syrup.
For 12 pieces of bacon I used about 3 tablespoons of each.
Spread the dijon mixture on each bacon slice using a pastry brush.

Sprinkle the entire surface with fresh cracked pepper.
Place in oven for about 12 minutes.

Remove from the oven and flip the bacon onto the other side,
Repeat  the dijon mixture and pepper. Return to oven and cook for about 10-15 minutes more.
The time will vary depending on your desire for soft or crispy bacon.

I usually check the bacon every 5 minutes and pour off any rendered fat as it cooks.
Try it.  Let me know what you think.


  1. How about some chocolate-covered bacon?

  2. It really is the most awesome bacon ever!

  3. Chocolate covered bacon had been done. Vosge makes a Mo' better bacon and chocolate bar. Mmmm. Bacon....