Cooking with Beer! Stout-candied bacon!

Unfortunately I'm too broke to be able to try this at home as apparently 80% of my budget goes towards my bills.

Hoooowever, the folks over at Tide & Thyme have a great recipe for beer-candied bacon. I love bacon, I love stout, this is the perfect breakfast treat before work!

  • 1 pound (450G) of a good cut of bacon. Visit your local butcher for the best cuts of bacon available on the prairies
  • Half Cup (118ml) of brown sugar
  • Quarter Cup (60ml) of your stout of choice, and a smidge extra to give it extra flavour. I recommend Cannery's Maple Stout, Half Pints' Stir Stick or Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque
Before you start, preheat the oven to 400F. Mix the brown sugar and the beer together in a bowl, whisking until the mixture turns into a nice syrup. 

Get out a large baking pan, cover it in aluminum foil to capture the stout syrup's drippings. Place a wire cooling rack on top of the baking pan. Place bacon on the rack for 10 minutes. Take the bacon out and glaze both sides of the bacon evenly so it gets some syrupy stoutliciousness. Until it is nicely crisped to your liking, and make sure to use up all your glaze by re-glazing every few minutes to give it a perfect candy coated experience. Let it cool on the rack for an hour, but hey.. knowing me, I'd eat it straight out of the oven. Enjoy!

This recipe is 100% thanks to Tide & Thyme, I wish I could've came up with this idea myself!

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