Wednesday, November 13, 2013

In Honor of Bacon

Francis Bacon’s triptych painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” was auctioned at Christie’s last night for $142,405,000. 

In honor of this record, I'd like to share some of my favorite bacon with you. It may not cost as much as the GDP of Nigeria, but I promise it's going to rock your world. The first time I ever tasted this bacon recipe was at my sister-in-law's birthday party. I ate so much of it so quickly that I thought I was going to die. And I remember feeling kind of okay with that...those few savory-sweet moments of perfection were just so worth it. Thanksgiving is fast approaching, so if you have potential in-laws you need to impress, family members who doubt your cooking abilities, or any sort of relationship you need to mend, I promise you, this bacon has the power to do all of that and more. And it is SO easy!! Without further ado, here's my little miracle: 

This is all you need for this recipe: 

A few sprigs of rosemary, dark brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and bacon.

More after the jump...

Step 1: Preheat oven to 425. Lay the bacon down on a slatted broiling pan. Place a baking sheet underneath it lined in aluminum foil. 

Step 2: Use a pastry brush to coat the bacon with Dijon mustard. 

Step 3: Place heaping handfuls of brown sugar on the coated bacon. I was not being generous enough with the sugar in this photo. You'll want to use about twice the amount of sugar shown here so it really caramelizes. 

Step 4: Sprinkle rosemary all over the bacon. No exact amount, just however much you think you'd like depending on how much you enjoy rosemary. Trust me, it's really hard to mess this up. 

Step 5: Bake for 15-20 minutes. I flip mine about halfway through and repeat steps 2-4, but this is not necessary, it just helps with the crispiness. 

And there you have it! Simple, sweet and savory perfection.

Please let me know if you try it, and save me some! xo