One of my favorite people, Single Serving Byte’s Manouschka, did something incredibly daring for Lent this year – she gave up bacon. How the heck she got through all 40 days is beyond me because I seriously think I would cracked by week 2. Personally, I think she would have cracked for this tried and true: Sweetly Spiced Bacon.
The first time I made this recipe was for a gal’s brunch at my first place in Orlando and the bacon was so good that not a piece was left. Other times I have made it, the same result. Even the Evil Minx hovers by the stove when she smells the bacon crisping up – and she will fight to the death for her piece. I have “war wounds” that can testify to that fact. You just don’t mess with her bacon.
- 1 lb thick cut good quality bacon
- ⅓ – ½ cup of firmly packed brown sugar
- ½ -1 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper