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Offline rexster

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Re: Bacon and brown sugar?
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2015, 10:46:13 AM »
Thanks for the replies fellas.  Here is what I tried on a whim.  Uncooked bacon coated in brown sugar, nothing else.  Just enough to put a moderate coating on but not caked.  I let is sit for about an hour just so the brown sugar soaked up the moisture from the bacon and made kind of a glaze.  Next into the smoker at 225* with 1 hr of apple smoke.  I found it must be watched continually or it will over heat, turn blackish and be brittle like glass. Likely a scientific cooking term for what happened, I'm not sure.  Depending on the size of bacon slice, it will finish at different times, kind of like jerky.  Rotating of racks is a must.  I ended up taking it out earlier than my bacon cooking instincts told me to and it turned out perfect, it cools and firms up quite a bit on a plate.  Our guests loved it, definitely not a main coarse but extremely addicting to sit and nibble on while visiting.  Smoker mats are a mandatory, it is very sticky!  And the smoker, I won't even get into the mess on the tray‚Ķ.

Think you could have gotten those slices any thinner?
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Offline Meatatarian

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Re: Bacon and brown sugar?
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2015, 11:24:49 AM »
Here is the finished product, turned out awesome.  I had a frying pan out while slicing and threw all the "ugly" pieces in that didn't meet my standards for packaging.  Lost quite a few slices that way!

Offline RedJada

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Re: Bacon and brown sugar?
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2015, 02:45:56 PM »
 Now that's Bacon. Nice job.

Offline dave01

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Re: Bacon and brown sugar?
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2015, 06:36:25 PM »
Looks good