Friday, May 2

Revisited Recipe: Maple Roasted Bacon

I have over 600 recipes (and growing) in the Kitchen Sink Diaries archive. Some of them have been tweaked and improved since their original post or were just really special to begin with. These revisited recipes are some of my all-time favorites that deserve a second look.

Maple Glazed Bacon in the Oven

This maple roasted bacon is probably my most-used recipe on KSD. My husband and I love to cook breakfast at home on the weekends and this bacon is served with the meal the majority of the time. If you're still cooking bacon on the stove, you absolutely need to try this recipe. It's a game changer - and it's just as easy to make for two people as it is for ten. I like to lay the bacon on a baking rack over a sheet pan (which I cover with aluminum foil for easy cleanup), but if you don't have a baking rack you can cook it directly on the sheet pan and drain any excess fat off before you brush on the maple syrup. The bacon cooks evenly in the oven and stays flat, so you're not left with curled-up pieces that are burnt in some areas and limp in others. The maple syrup adds a sticky-sweetness that cuts through the saltiness of the pork and is utterly addicting. While you're waiting for the bacon to cook, try whipping up another KSD revisited recipe, like these waffles or green eggs and ham.

Maple-Roasted Bacon:
  • 8 slices of thick-cut bacon
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup

Serves two-four

Click here to see the entire original recipe.