Cardamom Candied Bacon

I think we can all agree that bacon makes everything better. (except maybe those brownies I posted a couple weeks ago). But how do you make bacon better? You candy it. With cardamom. Yep, candied bacon is amazing. And cardamom is one of my favorite spices. I love the citrusy, spicy flavor.

Hubby and I enjoyed this bacon next to eggs for breakfast. I also used this bacon in the Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies that I made recently. And be sure to check back tomorrow for a savory recipe to use this bacon.

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Cardamom Candied Bacon

We can all agree that bacon makes everything better. But how do you make bacon better? You candy it. With cardamom.

Yield: 10 slices bacon

Ingredients:

10 slices thick-cut bacon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cardamom

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then lay a wire rack on top of the baking sheet.

On a large plate, mix sugar and cardamom. Dredge bacon slices through the mix, lightly patting the sugar on top but not overdoing it.

Lay strips on wire rack and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping the bacon once halfway through.

Remove and drain on paper towels for 1 minute.

Recipe from How Sweet It Is

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8 Responses to “Creamy Red Pepper and Collard Greens Dip”

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    Ashley — January 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    This sounds like a tasty dip, and I love that it’s so colorful! I can definitely relate – I’m not into the Superbowl game this year (we recently moved, too, and I prefer college football), but I am ALL about the food!

    • beantownbaker — January 25th, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

      Were you guys moving during the holidays? We moved into our apartment on 12/21. It was rough… Even when it’s teams that I like, it’s still mostly about the food 🙂

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    Shannon — January 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    i do love football food, and i’ve been meaning to try my hand at collard greens 😉

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    Ashley — January 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    We didn’t move as recently as you! We made our move in October…and I’m just starting to feel settled. It is rough… Of course, the kitchen was the first room put together!

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    Lori — January 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Approximately how much collard greens do you need? Can you use canned? This sounds terrific…like a soul food dip!

    • beantownbaker — January 27th, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      Sorry about that. Missed a key ingredient in the recipe. I updated it now. I used a pound of fresh collard greens. I haven’t tried it with canned. Let me know how it goes if you do.

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    Megan — January 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I’m so not into the Super Bowl this year either, but I can always get behind some football food. I’m still trying to decide what to make for next weekend. This dip sounds so good!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — January 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    YUM! I’ve never seen collards in a dip before.

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