Saturday, January 08, 2011

Happy Birthday, Elvis. Honey-Glazed Bacon

If Elvis hadn't already left the building, he'd turn 81 today. And it's likely that he'd order up one of his favorites...a fried peanut butter-banana-bacon sandwich. We're Elvis fans, but not a fan of that monstrosity.

We ARE a fan of bacon though, so just might whip up a batch of this deliciousness. You could use the final product on a salad, as a burger topper or on some veggies. Or just eat it out of's like candy.

Honey-Glazed Bacon

1 pound thick-cut bacon (You can only do a few slices at a time if you'd like. It's best straight out of the oven.)
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 375°.

Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Arrange the bacon slices on the paper in a single layer.

In a small skillet, combine the honey, coriander and cayenne and cook over high heat until melted, about 1 minute. Brush the spiced honey on one side of the bacon and bake for 10 minutes.

Sprinkle lightly with sesame seeds and bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer, depending on the thickness and fattiness of the bacon, until sizzling and browned. Transfer the bacon to paper towels, glazed side up, to drain and cool slightly. Serve right away.

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