Happy Friday. Some of you are crazy excited for Super Bowl. We’re headed to a party this weekend to watch the game and I have to admit I’m not very invested since our team isn’t playing…which usually means I’ll be more focused on the cocktails than anything else. I’m planning on bringing all the fixings for some great Bloody Mary’s and one of my favorite additions to the drink is usually a slice of bacon. Here’s quick recipe for some Beer Candied Bacon fromTide & Thyme that would go perfectly in a Bloody Mary or a great addition to some game day BLT’s.
1 lb thick-cut, high quality bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp beer, like Dogfish Head’s Chicory Stout
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine brown sugar and beer in a small bowl, whisking well to form a thin syrup. Set aside.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire cooling rack on top. Place the pieces of bacon on top of the rack, overlapping if necessary. Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and brush one side of the bacon with the beer syrup. Flip, and coat the other side with the syrup as well. Return to oven and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and repeat process another time or two more, until bacon is crispy and browned, and you’ve used all the glaze.
Cool on wire rack for at least 1 hour before serving.