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Pig Candy Recipe
Billionaire's Bacon Is Porky Heaven on a Plate

We recently declared bacon to be our editor's pick for top trendy ingredient of 2008. To honor the new titleholder, I thought I'd pay homage to my favorite ingredient by making a dish that highlights its pure essence.

When Sugar staffer MandyWH first sent me this recipe, I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. It reminded me of the bacon at my favorite brunch spot in the world! The bacon is chewy, crispy, caramelized, and lick-your-fingers delicious. It would be a delightful appetizer at a football-watching party. To make your own priceless billionaire's bacon,

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Billionaire’s Bacon

Billionaire’s Bacon

Ingredients

  1. 1 lb. bacon
  2. 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar

Directions

  1. Separate strips of bacon and blot dry with paper towels. Put sugar into a wide dish. Coat both sides of bacon in sugar, firmly pressing sugar into each strip. Lay bacon out on sheet pans as coated (some sugar will fall off).
  2. Cook bacon in a preheated 425° oven, turning once, until browned and lacquered, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a lightly oiled sheet pan to let cool. Break slices into thirds.

Serves 8 to 10 as an appetizer.

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DanaJae11
DanaJae11
I make something similar, take a little smokie sausage and wrap the bacon around it secure with a toothpick then bake. Delicious
caramelqtee75
caramelqtee75
That is how I always cook bacon, it looks so freakin good.
Rancher'sGirl
Rancher'sGirl
fuzzles, you are so right! LOVE Piggy Candy! :drool:
lisabarn
lisabarn
I am so afraid to make this because I would eat all of it in one sitting!
aimeeb
aimeeb
I always put a little brown sugar on my bacon and sausage when I cook b'fast.
fuzzles
fuzzles
Ooops! Pig CANDY. I got a little excited there. Now, that is all.
fuzzles
fuzzles
Making Pig Bacon with anything but the real McCoy is a sacrilige and is punishable by a near-lethal flogging with wet lasagna noodles and silicone kitchen utensils!!! :faint: That is all. ;)
ilanac13
ilanac13
if bacon was the new great thing in '08 i wonder what we're going to rediscover for 2009 :) if only there was a vegetarian bacon that actually tasted/smelled like the real thing. i've never had bacon, but i can only imagine that if there COULD be a veggie alternative then maybe i could like it.
verily
verily
That looks so good and so naughty.
lynp
lynp
Those look amazing. I tried a similar recipe not that long ago, but added some cinnamon to the brown sugar. They were unbelievable. It added some warmth to the bacon.
fuzzles
fuzzles
Also known as "Pig Candy." *jumping up and down* Be warned, a serving will be defined not in ounces, but how much is in front of you! :drool:
Alithyra
Alithyra
That cannot possibly be healthy. But will I try it? Oh, probably. It's bacon! What's not to love?
Lala0
Lala0
sinful!
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