Connie’s kitchen: Candied bacon

Connies KitchenBy Connie Emmons

Candied bacon is like eating good potato chips. You can’t eat just one. This has been a favorite since my son-in-law made it for me. Try this for a change of pace for holiday snacks and treats. It could become habit forming.


1 lb thick cut bacon

1 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup brown sugar

Marinating sauce can be your favorite sauce or a mixture of brown sugar and maple syrup.  I use a sweet and spicy plumb sauce so no extra sugar is needed.  Lay bacon on a cookie sheet and brush bacon with sauce and bake at 375 for about 8 minutes.  Drain grease off and turn bacon over and cook again.  Repeat process until bacon is cooked and bacon has browned.

(Connie Emmons is the owner and chef of the popular restaurant, Connie’s Kitchen, in Seymour, Tennessee. She appears as the frequent guest chef on Knoxville’s Channel 10’s top rated afternoon show, Live at Five at Four. She is also known as the creator of unusual and delicious recipes.)

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