How to Make Beer Candied Bacon
This was very nearly a survive it moment. I did so many things wrong with this recipe that I am amazed that I didn’t end up tossing a pound of bacon in the trash. My first mistake was that I had spread myself too thin in the kitchen that day and was running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
I didn’t read the directions properly and ended up tossing all the bacon in the oven to bake without basting it. So here I had plain old cooked bacon.. delicious, but useless for my purposes. Or was it? Thankfully I had another recipe I was working on that called for plain old cooked bacon (what can I say? It was a bacony sort of day), crisis averted.
The next issue was that while flipping and basting the bacon every ten minutes for the next hour to get the effect I wanted was great in theory, I just don’t have time for that (who does?!). The Chef was around to get some much-needed advice from, however, and his advice was put more sugar on it.
So while my candied bacon was more like a sticky beer caramelized floppy meat stick instead of a crispy beery crunch snack it was still delicious.
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