Thursday, April 14

Maple Glazed Bacon

Breakfast just got a serious makeover with this sweet and salty oven-roasted bacon

Oven Roasted Maple Bacon Barefoot Contessa

There aren’t many things more delicious than a perfectly cooked piece of bacon, but standing over a skillet and getting spritzed with hot grease can be an unpleasant experience. I’ve been using an adaptation of this recipe for Ina Garten’s maple roasted bacon, and it makes cooking bacon so much easier! It’s especially helpful when making breakfast for a large crowd because you don’t have to watch over multiple skillets or cook the bacon in batches. If you're in a pinch and don’t have maple syrup, try sprinkling 1 tsp. of brown sugar over each piece during the last five minutes of cooking.

Maple Roasted Bacon:
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a baking rack on top.
  • Arrange 8 pieces of thick-cut bacon in a single layer on the baking rack and place in the oven.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until starting to crisp.
  • Remove the bacon from the oven and brush each piece with pure maple syrup.
  • Place back in the oven and cook another 5-10 minutes.
  • Immediately remove bacon from the baking rack* and drain on paper towels before serving..

Makes 8 pieces of bacon, can easily be doubled or tripled
*If you let bacon cool on the rack, it will stick and be impossible to remove in one piece.