Saturday, January 11, 2014

Baked Maple Dijon Glazed BACON - THE BEST BACON - 52 Breakfast Ideas

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You know that little dog on the TV commercial....


The mix of Savory (the mustard), the Sweet (Maple) and The Salty Bacon will have you or your guests wandering around the house salivating and singing the praises of BACON BACON BACON...

 First, how about ... WHY BAKE BACON???

It's easy.  Just pop in the oven and go to work on the rest of the meal.  By the time it is finished, the bacon is crispy and the bread and tomatoes are sliced (for a BLT Lunch sandwich)!

Also the bacon comes out perfect everytime.  perfectly flat and straight (just in case you need pretty bacon for a food blog photo).

 And finally...  You can season the bacon.  I LOVE cracked Pepper Bacon like this.  I also make some glazed bacon using Mango or even Maple glazed... Yum to all!

And finally, volume.  I Make a pound with almost no effort.  MUCH easier than frying.

OK... Here's what I did...

Baked Maple Dijon Glazed Bacon -
The World's BEST Bacon

  • 1 Pound Extra Thick Cut Bacon
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 TBS Whole Grain Mustard
  • Several Turns of a Pepper Grinder
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Lay the bacon strips out flat on the baking sheet, leaving space so they don't overlap.
  3. Whisk together the Maple Syrup and the Dijon Mustard.  Using a Pastry Brush, GENEROUSLY coat one side of each slice of Bacon.  Make several turns of a pepper grinder over the bacon.
  4. Pop the bacon in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. If it's thick bacon that produces a lot of grease you'll want to drain the grease halfway through.
  5. Depending on how crispy you like your bacon, you can pull it out early or leave it in for a bit longer, but a couple of minutes makes a big difference so keep an eye on it..
  6. Serve as you would pan fried bacon and ENJOY!!!


This simple recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Breakfast Ideas!"

It's the most important meal of the day.  From fancy to simple, there are always ways to dress up a breakfast dish.  These are the meals that make Bed and Breakfast Inns legendary (and usually easier than you think).

Here's your chance to make your guests Ooh and Aah!


This simple recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Simple but Next Level Dishes"!

Kind of an odd title for these posts. But the longer sentence is... Simple recipes that are easy and inexpensive that will take your cooking to the next level... Things like easy pickled items (I always have a jar of Pickled Red Onions for sandwiches in my fridge). Or how about the easiest bread to make in the world... Beer Bread that is tasty on it's own but also makes a wonderful open face pizza style sandwich... With easy to make Tomato Sauce. Or how about Roasting Garlic for a spread on toast points for a unique appetizer. Infusing Oil with Herbs or spices or spicy peppers. Or how about making your own BBQ sauce. Nothing sets you apart as a grill master like setting out a jar of your own specialty BBQ Sauce.

You get the idea. These recipes are very simple, take very little time but will set you apart as a better cook...


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1 comment:

  1. After I made brown sugar and peppered bacon this way, I was completely sold on baking bacon! Your maple version sounds delicious and I will try it soon! Thanks for posting it!