Do you want something yummy to serve with those Perfect Pancakes? How about Pig Candy! Anytime I mention pig candy the first response I get from everyone is ewwww or what is that?
I guess the name alone isn't very appealing but, pig candy is so darn good. All that sweet, salty, sticky goodness, it's like pork heaven!
Actually it's just sugared bacon and who wouldn't like that. Pig Candy is made up of a few simple ingredients.
Nothing complicated about this recipe at all, but highly addictive to say the least. Not only is it perfect for a breakfast side dish but it also makes a wonderful and delicious appetizer.
At first glance it will look just like regular cooked bacon, but just wait for your guests to grab a piece. Then just stand back and wait for their reaction, I guarantee they will be reaching for more.
Thick sliced bacon is the best bacon to use for this recipe. Also if you are using peppered bacon then omit the pepper in the ingredient listing.
Since my kiddos were eating I chose to leave out the cayenne pepper and just use brown sugar. My daughter calls it sticky bacon. If you have never had pig candy you really need to give it a try. I know once you try it you will make it again and again its that good.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Mix brown sugar, cayenne (optional), and black pepper together in a medium bowl. I use a zip lock bag it is so much easier.
add bacon and coat.
Line a baking sheet with a wire rack and lay bacon on the rack. I would recommend laying a piece of foil between the rack and the pan for easier clean up. Pat any remanding spice mixture on the bacon.
Put the baking sheet on the top rack of the oven and bake until crisp, about 15 minutes. If you do not have a rack that will fit inside a baking sheet, you can also use your ovens broiler pan.
Pig Candy aka Brown Sugar Bacon
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
1/2 pound thick-cut bacon, 8 slices
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Mix brown sugar, cayenne, and black pepper together in a medium bowl. Add bacon and toss.
Line a baking sheet with a wire rack and lay bacon on the rack. Pat any remanding spice mixture on the bacon.
Put the baking sheet on the top rack of the oven and bake until crisp, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven to a serving dish and let cool slightly before serving.
Cook's Note: If using thick cut peppered bacon, omit the pepper in this recipe.