Bacon Crack

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Brown Sugar and Chili Bacon, a.k.a. Bacon Crack

Probably the most decadent way to enjoy bacon. Cooked correctly, it fires on all cylinders; sweet, salty, spicy, crispy, and supremely piggy.

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1–2 tbsp chili flakes
  1. Rub sugar and chilies all over the bacon.
  2. Bake at 350 for 20–30 minutes. Somewhere around the 15-minute point switch the bacon from the bottom shelf to the top shelf. The idea is to cook the bacon slowly. The temptation, especially after eating these previously will be to crank the oven up and cook quicker. Resist by all means necessary.
  3. Remove from oven when they are perfectly golden brown. Lift bacon out and allow to cool. The sugar will harden and make the bacon perfectly crispy. The bacon stays crispy only for 30 minutes or so then it will start to soften. French people often say food does not wait for people, people wait for food. This is the moment where you need to adopt the dictum in your life. The results will justify the means.

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My earliest attempt at cookery began with the filleting of my sister's goldfish at age 2 and cooking my pet rabbits by age 7. Life has been downhill ever since.

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