Saturday, February 7, 2015

Maple and Black Pepper Glazed Bacon

So everything's better with bacon?  Well, if that's really the truth (and it is), then what do you say for MAPLE AND BLACK PEPPER glazed bacon?!  I'll let you happily ponder that for a moment...and while you're at, go ahead and grab a baking pan and rack, the star ingredient, some maple syrup, and freshly ground black pepper--and get ready to indulge in the perfect bite (read: sweet-salty-spicy-all-in-one).  

I don't do (pork) bacon very often, admittedly, but when looking to bring an extra special touch to the table, this recipe is worth the extra indulgence.  Pair with pancakes, or any of your favorite breakfast and brunch bites--or even serve as an indulgent appetizer course for "can't get enough" noshing.  

No matter how you slice serve it, it's guaranteed to please and evoke...Happy Eating!

Maple and Black Pepper Glazed Bacon

1/2 lb. thick cut bacon
Maple Syrup
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place a baking rack over a baking pan and place bacon on rack in a single layer.  Roast bacon in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until it begins to crisp. 

Remove pan from oven and brush bacon on each side with the syrup and sprinkle with pepper.  Return pan to oven and continue to roast for another 3-5 minutes until crisped through.  Remove from oven and serve immediately.  Enjoy!

(Cook's Note: If you don't have a baking rack, place bacon on a baking pan in a single layer.  Before adding the syrup and pepper, remove bacon and drain the excess fat from the pan.  Also allow bacon to drain on paper towels for a couple of minutes before serving to blot any additional fat.)


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