Candied bacon has got to be up there in the world of "best EVER bites". Just the idea of taking something as great as bacon and then candying it becomes high-level awesomeness.
BONUS: Today's post includes making bacon onion rings.
The idea of the bacon-onion rings is still not mainstream, but I think it will become just that. One day you might even be able to order them from a drive-thru window. But, until then we can just make them ourselves.
Christmas is right around the corner at the time of writing this article. Just imagine yourself at a Christmas party, you're walking around and saying hi to people, you pick up a nice refreshing beverage and the host walks right up to you and asks you if you would like a piece of candied bacon. Easy answers, right? Maybe one piece isn't quite enough lol.
The next time you have people over consider making candied bacon or bacon onion rings. The bacon onion rings are the big prize. I can say I've never had someone offer me a bacon-onion ring, let alone a candied bacon-onion ring. Have you? You could be the first to share this with your friends and family. If you have a grill or bbq pit, these are perfect for the low and soft cooking method. Just be sure to make extras because by the time you're done with the cooking for the day they will likely be all gone.
On the topic of holiday parties, here's one to die for. Rumaki. Have you tried Rumaki before? Know what it is? It's more bacon goodness with a surprise in the middle. The surprise is traditionally chicken liver, but you can mix it up if that's not your thing. Now, if it is your thing, you simply must try it. You could take the Rumaki recipe and combine it with this candied bacon recipe and make super-duper Rumaki.
Bacon Candied Onion Rings
Candied Bacon Recipe | Plus Bacon Onion Rings
- 2 Packages of Bacon
- Vidalia onions Depends on how many you want to make
- Maple Syrup
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of Cumin
- 1 teaspoon of BBQ seasoning
- Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
- Layout bacon on a cookie sheet with a roasting rack on top.
- Paint on the maple syrup with a pastry brush
- Then sprinkle on the brown sugar. The smooth over the brown sugar with the pastry brush combining the maple syrup and brown sugar into one even layer. Next add the bbq seasonings, black pepper and any other seasonings you would like to add.
Bacon Onion Rings
- Cut out the middle section of a large onion. Remove the middle core of the onion. Using sweet vidalia onions are suggested. Press out the onion layers, you will want to keep 2 layers connected per bacon onion ring.
- Take strips of bacon and wrap around the onion. Make sure to not overwrap with bacon or the bacon will come too thick and slow down your cooking time.
- Paint on maple syrup and sprinkle on your favorite seasons like more of the bbq seasoning.
- Bake the candied bacon at 375 for around 20 minutes or until done to your liking. Once out of the oven be sure to flip over the bacon to avoid sticking.
- Bake the Bacon onion rings at 375 for around 30 to 40 minutes or until done.
- Pair with a dipping sauce like Sour cream and chive or ranch.