October 24, 2010 by Flora Dawn
First, let me state that I realize bacon doesn’t really need improvement. I mean, most people really love bacon. However, I was intrigued by a recipe I saw for a glazed bacon. I had never heard of such a thing, so of course I had to give it a try.
I am sure you could guess the result, glazed bacon is indeed very good, but a bit messy, as the glaze is rather sticky. If you prefer a prim and proper breakfast, this may not be the best recipe for you.
My family enjoyed this for breakfast and snacked on the cold leftovers the following day. However, I really think that this would be great in a BLT sandwich or salad.
The glaze adds lots of flavor so I it would be a great choice for turkey bacon, which my family thinks is a little on the boring side when merely pan fried.
Maple Glazed Bacon
- 1 pound bacon
- 1/3 cup maple syrup (the real stuff)
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 TB brown sugar (light or dark)
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Fry the bacon in a large pan, or bake in the oven, until bacon is cooked. Drain on paper towels.
- In a small saucepan, mix together remaining ingredients and cook over low heat, stirring often, until mixture thickens. This takes about 10 minutes.
- Using tongs dip bacon into the glaze (you could brush the glaze on the bacon if desired, but I found this too slow and messy), covering both sides of bacon with the glaze. Place bacon on a lined baking sheet and bake in preheated oven until hot and bubbly, about 10 minutes.