Maple Bacon – its better than bacon! It is similar to Pig Candy, but a little tamer and cooked indoors.
- thick cut bacon slices
- pure maple syrup (grade B is best)
- cracked pepper
- kosher/sea salt (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 for 10 minutes. While the oven heats, line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, and place a rack on top of the foil. Lay your bacon strips on the rack (fat will drain off). Pour some syrup into a small bowl.. with a brush, coat the bacon with syrup.
Sprinkle some cracked pepper and a touch of salt, if desired.
Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes – until desired crispness.