By Karin Calloway
Brown Sugar and Black Pepper Bacon
If you love bacon, you know that it is almost impossible to make it any better than it is when you simply fry it up in a pan. But if you’re a fan of “salty/sweet” AND a bacon fan, then this dish is for you.
You simply place some strips of bacon on a foil-lined baking sheet, sprinkle with coarsely ground black pepper and brown sugar and bake until the bacon is crisp. The splatters and mess associated with frying bacon in a skillet are eliminated, and you end up with delicious sweet and salty bacon strips that can be served at breakfast or brunch, or cut into small pieces and passed as an hors d’oeuvre.
Place baking sheet on the top rack of the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, until crisp. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.