Baked bacon is the best!
Bacon isn’t a food that is normally kept on hand in our house. However, recently our Air BnB guests left behind an entire whole packet. Now since I’m not one for food waste, I couldn’t just throw the bacon away. So I figured I’d season it up with some piri piri dry spice and then counter the heat with some sweet from maple syrup. With a vegan, a pescatarian, and a plant based diet follower all in the house, the aroma of freshly cooked bacon was gonna be a major problem. Ain’t nothin “clean” about eating bacon. Admittedly I’m riding dirty with no remorse.
Rather than frying the bacon in a skillet/pan, I went with my preferred method of baking it in the oven. I prefer baking for a few reasons. One it’s easy to be consistent, two you can cook large quantities at a time, and three texture wise you have more control over reaching the desired level of crispiness. Then there is the added benefit of being able to personally season the bacon while maintaining the taste integrity. When frying things like spices and maple syrup are blasted in a high heat skillet thus destroying off some of the flavor. I’m passionate about all things piri piri so always have it on hand, but feel free to substiture your own preferred spices. It’s bacon, so it’s not like you can go wrong.
With baked bacon, it’s pretty much set it and forget it. While it cooks you’re free to multi-task.
Great beats, better eats. Enjoy!