Well…one of my favorite food holidays is upon us! Yep! International Bacon Day! People from all over the world will celebrate this holiday tomorrow. In my opinion, bacon makes everything better and it always puts a huge smile on my face when I smell it cooking or see it on any menu. I LOVE BACON! Not just any bacon though. I’m a HUGE fan of thick cut bacon. I don’t mess around with those thin counterfeit strips for thick cut is how this tasty meat should be enjoyed! It’s just a tease if you ask me. Give me tender, chewy, thick cut bacon and I’m a happy little camper!
To celebrate the holiday, I thought I’d share one of the easiest ways to prepare this delectable, traditional breakfast food. First of all, if you’re not cooking your bacon in the oven, you’re just making extra work for yourself. The thought of bacon grease splattering all over my beautiful stainless steel stove makes me just cringe. I save myself some time by always preparing bacon in the oven over a wire rack and a parchment-lined baking sheet. All of the grease drains away (less guilt, right?) and you’re left with gorgeous strips of yummy goodness.
I like to take it one step further for special family occasions and make candied bacon! OMG! This is like the best flavor ever. You’ve got the sweet brown sugar with the tangy dijon mustard all covering the delicious breakfast strips. It’s super easy to make and always a treat for everyone to enjoy. Now if you can’t imagine yourselves eating the pork based strips, I’ve had some family members try this recipe with turkey bacon, but as my Uncle Jimmie says, “How can you get bacon from a turkey? It makes no logical sense!” But to each his own and we (Uncle Jimmie and I) won’t judge you or your convictions. 🙂 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving – 1 Timothy 4:4 (KJV). I hope that you’ll try this yummy recipe as it won’t disappoint! Say Grace and enjoy!! 🙂
Oven Roasted Candied Bacon
- 1 lb. thick cut bacon
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1 T. Dijon mustard
- Preheat oven to 385 degrees
- Pour brown sugar into a storage bag along with mustard. Massage the ingredients together.
- Place bacon strips in the bag and massage the brown sugar mixture into the bacon.
- Once coated, place strips over a parchment-lined baking that has been fitted with a wire wrack.
- Roast bacon for about 25-30 minutes or until desired doneness. My family prefers the edges a little dark. Say Grace and enjoy!