There is not much in this world as good as bacon. This recipe in particular, is a winner. Unfortunately, since my husband doesn’t buy all that advertising about pork being the “other white meat”, we don’t make it often enough. Fortunately, though, my daughter has jumped on the bacon bandwagon (she’s a good girl). I made this for a potluck a while back and I seize every opportunity to have this be my contribution to a brunch.
You must line the pan with foil, if you want to save yourself the trouble of scrubbing afterwards. Since the bacon cooks in the oven, there is hardly any splattering of bacon fat (which I don’t mind at all being splattered with). This is one of those minimal, no fuss, delicious things that kind of cooks itself and makes you look like a rock-star chef.
I haven’t tried it yet but I have a feeling that super-crispy, crumbled black pepper-brown sugar bacon might work wonders with some creamy vanilla ice-cream…..for your next Sundae Party perhaps?
Black Pepper – Brown Sugar Bacon
- 1 pound thick-cut bacon
- 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup light brown sugar
Preheat over to 350F. Place bacon on a rack on a foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the black pepper and then the brown sugar on the bacon. Bake for 35-40 minutes till crispy. Yum!