This was a kindofa magical recipe find for me; and I am just sorry I didn’t note the source, but, trust me on this, this is the best bacon I’ve had!
It is also wicked simple, and, if you line your rimmed baking pan with foil, clean up is a breeze – what more could you ask for?
Now, I tend to use uncured bacon – this batch thick cut apple wood smoked from Trader Joe’s, but most any bacon will work a treat, so, let’s go check it out…
•1 package bacon
•Bourbon Smoked Brown Sugar*
*No Bourbon Smoked Brown Sugar? No problem! Use regular brown sugar and mebbe a bit of barbecue seasoning instead.
Heat your oven to 325º, line a rimmed baking pan with foil, and apply cooking spray.
Arrange the bacon in a single layer on the pan, then sprinkle with the sugar and pepper (and any other seasoning(s) you may like). I like to then brush the sugar and seasonings across the bacon to even it out.
Pop into the oven and bake until the bacon is cooked and as crispity as you like – 25 to 30 minutes should do it, but do keep an eye on it as thinner (or even thicker) cuts of bacon will take less time or more to cook.
Remove from the oven and allow to drain on a paper towel lined platter for a bit.
Note: don’t let the bacon sit on those paper towels for too long – mebbe a minute or so. If it cools too much, the caramelized sugar will stick to the paper towels.
Still and all. if that is the biggest problem with this recipe, I call it all good!
Enjoy your bacon.