We don’t make bacon often, but when we do, it is always Crack Bacon. Named years ago after what we had heard was a most addictive substance. Perfect on its own or added to those home-grown ripe tomatoes appearing in a garden near you now as a delectable BLT.
You will need:
1 # bacon
2 Tbsps brown sugar
Fresh ground black pepper
We use glass baking pans to cook the bacon in the oven. We have found this to be a superior and less messy way to enjoy bacon.
Preheat oven to 425. Place the bacon in the pans in a single layer. Depending on your bacon and the pans you may have 2 or 3 pans.
Sprinkle the pepper and spices on to taste. We generally use a generous sprinkle of the black pepper and the chipotle and just a dusting of the cayenne.
Place the pans in the oven and check after 15-20 minutes. Ovens are all different, so you may need to check sooner.
We find that no matter which bacon you use, some pieces will cook faster than others, so after the initial cook time you will need to check the bacon every few minutes to avoid incineration.
When the bacon is about two minutes from golden perfection, sprinkle on the brown sugar. Drain on paper towels. Try not to eat it all in one sitting, as it heats up great for a sandwich later.
On those rare occasions when we have a lot of leftover bacon, we put it in the freezer. You can then just pull out a piece or two at a time to add to a sandwich or…
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“Named years ago after what we had heard was a most addictive substance. “