Candied Bacon with Fried Egg – Erin Johnson/Mashed

While bacon candy may sound like something straight out of the bacon boom of the 1920s, it’s actually just another term for candied bacon or bacon cooked with a not-so-secret ingredient: brown sugar. However, our recipe finds developer Erin Johnson taking a page from the same playbook as San Francisco restaurant Sweet Maple, whose “Millionaire’s Bacon” creation (as seen on Discovery Channel’s “United States of Bacon”) infuses candy pork with Bacon with a selection of hot peppers. Johnson does something a little simpler with her Oven Roasted Brown Sugar Bacon recipe, opting for chili oil with black pepper and smoked paprika.

As Johnson tells us, this spice blend, combined with brown sugar, “adds a nice balance and extra flavor” and produces bacon that she describes as “the perfect combination of salty, sweet, and spicy.” However, she says that ground red pepper flakes can be used in place of chili oil if that’s what you prefer or happen to have in your pantry when you decide to try this recipe.

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The chili oil is actually added after the bacon is cooked

Bacon with sugar and spices

Bacon with Sugar and Spice – Erin Johnson/Mashed

To cook Erin Johnson’s Brown Sugar Bacon, you proceed as you would any other oven-cooked bacon, except rub the meat with brown sugar mixed with pepper and paprika before putting it in the oven. No chili oil. This doesn’t last yet Once the bacon was crispy — which Johnson took about 35 minutes to accomplish in a 375-degree F oven — he took it out and immediately drizzled it with chili oil. Leave the bacon for 10 minutes or so, as this will not only let it cool to the point where you can eat it without burning your mouth or hands, but it will also allow the chili oil to soak in a little instead of sitting in the fridge. Small oil stain on top.

As for how you use the bacon, that’s completely up to you. “I love using this on BLTs,” Johnson says, but adds, “It’s also an easy way to top a regular breakfast.” You can also crumble them into pancakes or waffles or use them in bacon desserts like cookies, cupcakes, and ice cream. The simplest way to enjoy this easy recipe is as a snack like meatloaf, because that’s exactly what it is. However, whatever you do, you’ll probably want to use it quickly, as Johnson advises that it will only stay good in the fridge for three days.

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