I secretly only have that “you might also like” section down there to remind myself of fun things I’ve made in the past – I cook a lot, and sometimes we’ll get obsessed with a new recipe for 2 months, eat it a ton, then move on to the next new thing. Like the viral fans that we are.
It’s a sign of the times, and not necessarily in a bad way.
But! I’m bringing back this bacon. Jay invented it early this year and we ate it for … a lot of things … for awhile there, before realizing that a size of bacon with every meal wasn’t really necessary.
So we’re bringing it back in moderation, but still. It is so easy and insanely addictive. People who pride themselves on “not really caring about bacon” are all WHAT IS THIS MORE NOM NOM NOM and I don’t have to convince anyone who normally likes bacon. This is just over the top.
Original post here, and recipe below. Enjoy incorporating this into your weekend plans!
- 4 slices medium-thickness bacon
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning blend
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Cut the bacon strips in half to make 8 shorter strips. Arrange on a wire rack set inside a baking sheet. Sprinkle the bacon evenly with the sugar and spices.
- Bake the bacon for 15-20 minutes until the bacon is crispy but not burned. Serve for breakfast, on burgers, or as a snack.
- Note: the spice measurements above are approximate, we're looking for a solid coating of sugar and light but even coating of the spice blend and garlic powder before you bake the bacon. Adjust as needed based on the size of your bacon.
- For easy cleanup, I line the baking sheet with parchment paper, then set the rack on the parchment.