Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Maple Bacon

Life is like a patchwork quilt with people and experiences creating the unique design of our lives.  Some are bold and bright; others are warm and rich; big squares, small squares.  Some squares would be obvious.  Others are understood best by the owner of the quilt and cherished by their significance.  What would your quilt look like?

Nothing says love like a little bacon.  Rather than the basic frying it up in a pan, try baking it and then glazing with some real maple syrup.

Happy birthday Amy Mc!

Maple Bacon
1.      3/4 pound thick-cut smoked bacon (16 slices)
2.      1-2 tablespoons good maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with a layer of aluminum foil for easier clean up.  Place a baking rack on a sheet pan.  Arrange the bacon in 1 layer on the baking rack. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bacon begins to brown. Careful when removing pan from the oven as there will be grease in the pan. Brush the bacon slices with maple syrup and bake for another 3 to 5 minutes, until the bacon is a warm golden brown. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels and serve warm.

Alternate to the maple syrup: before baking, toss or dredge the bacon in about 1/3 c light brown sugar and then bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until done. 

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