CANDIED BACON(Makes about 12 pieces)
One 8- to 12-ounce package sliced bacon
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Separate the bacon strips and blot them dry with paper towels. Spread the brown sugar out in a wide flat dish. Coat both sides of the bacon with the sugar, firmly pressing the sugar onto each strip.
Lay the bacon strips out on a large foil-lined baking sheet (some of the sugar will fall off, but that’s OK). Cook the bacon in the oven, turning once, until it is browned and lacquered, 15-20 minutes.
Transfer the bacon strips to a lightly oiled baking sheet to cool. Break in half or into thirds to serve.
Nutritional analysis per piece: 177 calories, 9 grams fat, 18 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams protein, 16 milligrams cholesterol, 309 milligrams sodium, no dietary fiber, 47 percent of calories from fat.
Source: “Canal House Cooking, Vol. 1” (Canal House, $19.95)