Jan 24, 2012

Sugared Cardamom Bacon

Mmmmm bacon! I thought bacon couldn't get any better... until I made this! It's from Jessica over at How Sweet It Is. I added less cardamom because - let's be realistic here - how many of you even know what cardamom is? It kind of intimidates me. I've only used it one other time in my life and it was too overpowering and ruined the dish. I think it smells lovely, but I was nervous about its strength, so we went with a low dose. If you are a lover of cardamom, then feel free to double it. This bacon is super simple and absolutely AMAZING!

1 lb sliced bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil, then top with a wire rack. 
Combine brown sugar and cardamom and spread on a large plate. Dredge bacon slices through the mix, lightly patting the sugar on top but not overdoing it. Lay strips on wire rack and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping the bacon once halfway through.
Remove and cool on wire rack for 1 minute. Do not cool on paper towels - they will stick.
Best Bacon Ever!!

Recipe Adapted from How Sweet It Is


QA said...

It's like you're reading my mind! I'm making pig candy for my party this weekend too...although I wasn't planning on the cardamom. Would you recommend it?

Megan said...

Quynh-An it's honestly the best bacon I've ever had - no exaggerations. The cardamom just adds an extra kick of flavor without overpowering it.

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