The recent big band brouhaha reminded me of a favorite webcomic:
So I decided to post something that I love, and perhaps we can all enjoy:
1 lb. of bacon, in 10-12 thick-cut slices
Lots o’ brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Lay the bacon on the sheet, so that the strips are not touching. Cover each strip of bacon evenly with about 2 teaspoons of brown sugar.
Bake in oven for twelve minutes. Remove from oven, and flip bacon over, dragging each strip through the glaze of fat and carmelizing sugar.
Return to oven for 12 more minutes, until bacon is completely cooked, and the liquid is very dark brown.
Remove from oven, and allow bacon to cool on a cooling rack (not paper towels, or they will soak up the glaze.)
This candied bacon is delicious on its own, but it can also be used many ways. In a salad, it could be a cross between candied walnuts and bacon bits. Crumbled up, it makes a great ice cream topping. It can even be used to add some smokey goodness to chocolate chip cookies. Enjoy!