Greetings From The Kitchen of Castle Baconia!
Teddy the King here…..
It’s Saturday and you know that means it’s time for me to whip up a wonderful baconized recipe for you! I’ll give you the list of ingredients and the “HOW TO” and then you take it from there and WOW your family and friends with another BACON DELIGHT direct from the Castle.
This one is FUN………..you just have to be extra careful because this gets EVER so hot in the microwave……………so be sure and use pot holders when you take your mixture out of the microwave – anything involving sugar gets HOT HOT HOT!
Today I’m making:
Microwave Bacon Brittle
1/2 pound bacon (or more if you’re a REAL bacon freak!)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon bacon grease
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp and browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels and reserve 1 tablespoon bacon grease. Crumble bacon once drained and slightly cooled.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine sugar, syrup, and salt in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave oven until bubbling, about 4 minutes.
- Stir bacon, pecans, reserved bacon grease, and vanilla extract through the sugar mixture; heat in microwave oven for 3 minutes more. Immediately add baking soda and stir just until foamy.
- Working quickly, spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Let cool until set, about 15 minutes. Break into bite-size pieces.
You’ve gotta try this one…………….is it good? You betcha. Easy? You can see from above that it’s easy as pie (well not pie – brittle but then it’s ALL good right???).
YES INDEED WE DO!
So give this one a whirl………….you’ll be GLAD you did! Happy Saturday from Baconia……………………..
Let Them Eat Bacon!
A last minute note! If we have not been commenting on your blog as USUAL, it’s because we are having the same problems many of you have told US about – comments aren’t “taking” after we’ve made them on your blog…….apparently this is a BIG PROBLEM with Blogger/BlogSpot AND WordPress blogs as well. Hopefully the programmers can figure something out – but in the meantime we don’t want you to think we are no longer following you or reading your blogs – WE ARE! We just can’t comment!
Hugs from Pam and Teddy too