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Bacon Brittle

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This crunchy sweet goodness is intoxicating. Smoky, then sweet. Oh wait, what’s that? Ahh, a delicate smack of maple.

Adapted from Tina Ujlaki’s Best-Ever Nut Brittle recipe for Food and Wine Magazine.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces, weight Bacon, Cooked Your Favorite Way Until Crisp (I Used A Smoked Maple Bacon.)
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ cups Water
  • ¼ cups Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup Or Golden Syrup
  • ¼ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • Sea Salt For Sprinkling

Preparation

Chop the bacon into small bits about 1/4-inch in size.

Butter a rimmed baking sheet or line it with a Silpat.

In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar, water, butter, and syrup. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture reaches 300°F on a candy thermometer, about 10-15 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda, then the bacon bits. Immediately pour the mixture on the prepared baking sheet. Use a large spoon (If it sticks, oil it lightly) to quickly spread the brittle into a thin, even layer. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Allow the brittle to cool completely, then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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nancypie on 5.28.2012

I will definitely have to make this for my son for his birthday! He’s a bacon FREAK!

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dawnalee on 5.29.2012

Ohgoodness. Made this Sunday for the get-together yesterday. It was a MAJOR HIT! Why do we usually only make brittles at the winter holidays? After you mentioned the hint of maple, I took the liberty of using 1/2 teaspoon of real maple syrup in place of some of the corn syrup. Seemed perfect to us Delicious. Brittle does Summer lol.

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