None of these things really appealed to me, but the concept is totally brilliant. I mean really, who doesn't like bacon?! Even my best friend, who is a vegetarian, tells me that she misses bacon more than any other meat.
But as I stood there, I started thinking about how I could make a candied bacon and all the possibilities I could pair it with.
I often bake bacon in the oven, and I baste it with maple syrup. And that too is candied bacon, but I decided to cook it low and slow on the stovetop. Low and slow the key to sweet and tender cooking. So I diced up a pound of bacon, and cooked it on low until it was a little crispy. This took a little over an hour.
I drained the bacon, discarded the grease, and returned it back to the pan, and hit it with a tablespoon of maple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and cooked on medium for about another 5 minutes.
Now I had my version of candied bacon. Sweet and savory. Every flavor is evident. Delish.
While I was cooking the bacon, I was watching one of those food truck shows and the entire show was dedicated to food trucks that serve waffles.
Hey, I want to get on that band wagon. I can skip the truck, but how about some pumpkin waffles to go with that delicious candied bacon?!