I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself until October now that The Walking Dead is over. The season finale was mind blowing and I’ve been really obsessed with that show lately. That and bacon. Zombies and bacon are a few of my favorite things. I doubt the people at Terminus eat bacon either. 🙂
Maple – Lacquered Bacon is bacon that has been dipped in maple syrup and seasoned with black pepper to give it a little spice. If you want your bacon extra spicy add some cayenne pepper to it. I have made this twice now since watching Amy’s show on Saturday morning with my bacon that I got at Everette’s butcher shop in Minneapolis Minnesota. One of these days I’m going to have to make a trip up to where Thielen Meats in Little Falls, MN to get some of their bacon.
You can dip the bacon slices in maple syrup. I chose to brush the syrup on the bacon with a pastry brush. Less of a a mess that way. Once you start eating one slice you won’t be able to stop!
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 12 slices good-quality thick-cut bacon
- Coarsely ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.Pour the maple syrup into a shallow bowl and give each bacon slice (both sides) a generous dip in the syrup. Lay the bacon on the prepared baking sheet, and sprinkle it with black pepper. Bake for 20 minutes. Flip the bacon over and bake until it is crisp at the edges and caramelized on the bottom, another 10 to 15 minutes.Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Nudge the bacon slices to unmoor them from the baking sheet, and let cool for a minute to firm up. Transfer to a long platter to serve.
3 smart points ( 1 slice)