One of my favorite shows is Good Eats with Alton Brown. This man is a culinary genius. Good Eats is so much more than a cooking show. Alton takes everything food related to the next level. He explains how science and food work together to create amazing flavors and textures. Every episode is part science lesson, part food prep and know how.
The other night Alton combined praline and bacon. BACON. Praline. I watched intently his every move, hoping to recreate this incredible, anytime sinful snack.
The other half of WE better hurry and get home or there won’t be any left for him!
(be sure and make enough to share)
1 pound thick cut bacon
2 1/2 ounces light brown sugar, about 6 tablespoons
1 1/2 ounces pecan halves
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. (I changed the temp from the original 400 degrees)
Line a half sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment. Arrange the bacon in a single layer on a cooling rack, (I did not use cooling rack) and set it in the prepared sheet pan. Bake until the bacon browns and the fat is rendered and bubbly. About 30 to 35 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar and pecans in a food processor
and pulse about 15 times or until the pecans are finely chopped.
Remove the bacon from the oven, sprinkle with the brown sugar mixture, and pat down to adhere.
Return to the oven a bake until the bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes.
Cool on the rack for 10 minutes before serving.