Cajun Sugared Bacon – bacon baked in the oven sprinkled with brown sugar and a touch of Cajun spice to give it a sweet and spicy kick.
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Day 15 and I’m still not feeling well, but I baked something easy, and everyone loves bacon! I mean, have you ever met a person who doesn’t besides a vegetarian, of course? Alright, so today’s post is short and to the point, because I’m going to bed after this and I’m wiped.
*If they both should not fit on the center rack, place them on separate shelves, but watch them carefully as baking times may be different. Watch it carefully when it approaches the 17-minute mark, you want the bacon to be a golden crisp, but not too crisp.
I adapted this from About.com.
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- 1 lb. bacon
- 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- small amount of cajun spice
Prepare a two rimmed baking sheets by lining them with tin foil. Place the bacon on the baking sheets in a single layer, and disperse the brown sugar evenly over the bacon slices.
Sprinkle with Cajun spice – enough to spice it up, but not too much because it will make the bacon too salty.
Place a rack in the center of the oven and put the baking sheets into the cold oven.
Turn oven on to 400 degrees F. and bake for 17 – 22 minutes, depending on how thick the bacon slices are and how your oven runs temperature wise.
Remove the bacon from the oven and transfer slices to a plate lined with paper towels to soak up the grease.
I rate everything I bake on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and this Cajun Sugared Bacon earned 3 rolling pins. It was tasty with just the right touch of spice and sugar. I only wish it had been just a touch crispier. I don’t like underdone chewy bacon. A few more minutes in the oven would have done it, I just didn’t want to burn it.
There’s a fine line between crisp and burnt when it’s baked in the oven. But it’s good, darn good. And you’re less likely to get burned by spattering grease when you cook it stovetop in a skillet.