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Pig Candy Bacon

Sweet, Crunchy, Smokey and OH SO FLAVORFUL! THIS Pig Candy Bacon Recipe is the ANSWER to your BACON prayers! 

strips of pig candy bacon on lettuce with tomato

Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy
  • Fast
  • Uses Ingredients you ALREADY HAVE! 
  • Improving on Bacon? Yes you CAN! 

Here’s How It’s Done

STEP 1. Mix your seasonings together in a bowl. 

spices in a glass bowl with measuring spoons

STEP 2. Pat them all over the bacon, let it sit and then FRY IT UP! 

strips of bacon on a cutting board with a knife

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What IS Pig Candy? 

Well, you’ve heard of candy, right? Bacon is one of America’s favorite foods and it is only made BETTER by adding some sweet notes and then baking on in a candy like crust.

What Kind of Bacon Do I Need To Use? 

This recipe works with literally any kind of bacon you want to use BUT I do recommend a good quality thick cut bacon for the best results. 

Can I Cook This Bacon in the Oven?

Sure you can! Just follow the instructions in this recipe for perfect bacon every time! It works great with this Pig Candy Bacon! 

Is Pig Candy Good For Me? 

I wouldn’t go so far as to say it is BAD for you! What I would say is, this is a special treat and you should treat it as such. 

Can I freeze This Bacon? 

Yes! You absolutely can! Freeze it after you have packed it in the seasoning mix and before you fry it. Lay it on wax paper and keep a layer of wax paper between slices. Use freezer safe bags. 

How Do I USE Pig Candy Bacon? 

Use this bacon with….

Sandwiches!

on a burger!

In a salad.

Serve with breakfast.

chop up and add to your macaroni and cheese – oh man, it’s divine that way! 

ig can

Tips and Tricks for PERFECT Pig Candy Bacon Every Single Time! 

  • Mix the spices together VERY WELL before packing onto the bacon. 
  • You’ll want to actually pack the spices onto the bacon. Pat them in with your hands. This requires more than a simple dredge through the spices. Say, “get in there spices” as you pat. That always helps! 
  • Do NOT drain on paper towels. Trust me – don’t. You will end up eating paper towel – and no one wants that. The paper towel sticks to the bacon like an 800 pound gorilla clings to the last banana in the kitchen on a Saturday night. Seriously. You can’t get the paper towel off and you also won’t be able to throw the bacon away – so then you are stuck eating paper towel!
  • Make about three times as much of this stuff as you plan to serve. People will say things like “that’s just sinful, I can’t eat any of that” and then you’ll see great handfuls of the stuff going right in their mouth. You’ll need way more than you think you will. 
  • When cooking this recipe, make sure your pan is good and hot before putting the bacon into the pan. You’ll want a quick initial sear to set the flavor.
  • Wikipedia loves pig candy too. 

If you enjoy this Bacon Recipe, you might also enjoy….

Bacon Jam

Mouth Party Bacon

How to Save Bacon Grease

How To Cook Bacon on a Rack in the Oven

Cheesy Bacon Dip

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Slow Cooker Green Beans and Bacon

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two slices of cooked bacon with tomato slices sitting on lettuce

Mouth Party Bacon!

A delicious bacon treat for special occasions or ANY occasion!
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Breakfast, main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pig candy, pig candy bacon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of Thick Cut Bacon
  • 1/3 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp course Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp. smoked Paprika
  • ½ tsp. Cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

Instructions

  • Mix Dark Brown Sugar, Black Pepper, Sea Salt, Paprika, Cumin and Cayenne Pepper together in a bowl.
  • Rub slices of bacon with the seasoning mixture and then leave bacon in the bowl – cover bacon as much as possible with the remaining spice mix.
  • Allow Bacon to sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Fry on medium in non-stick or well seasoned cast iron skillet until dark brown and done
  • Remove to a plate – do not drain on a paper towel

Notes

  • Mix the spices together VERY WELL before packing onto the bacon. 
  • You'll want to actually pack the spices onto the bacon.  Pat them in with your hands.  This requires more than a simple dredge through the spices.  Say, "get in there spices" as you pat.  That always helps! 
  • Do NOT drain on paper towels.  Trust me – don’t.  You will end up eating paper towel – and no one wants that.  The paper towel sticks to the bacon like an 800 pound gorilla clings to the last banana in the kitchen on a Saturday night.  Seriously.  You can’t get the paper towel off and you also won’t be able to throw the bacon away – so then you are stuck eating paper towel!
  • Make about three times as much of this stuff as you plan to serve.  People will say things like "that's just sinful, I can't eat any of that" and then you'll see great handfuls of the stuff going right in their mouth.  You'll need way more than you think you will. 
  • When cooking this recipe, make sure your pan is good and hot before putting the bacon into the pan.  You'll want a quick initial sear to set the flavor.
  • Wikipedia loves pig candy too. 
PRO TIP:  Use thick cut bacon.  It holds up to the spices very well and works best for sandwiches and other applications 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mouth Party Bacon!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 776mg32%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 384IU8%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This Recipe first appeared on the pages of Loaves and Dishes September 30, 2014 and has been updated with “why this recipe works” “step by step” “FAQ”, tips and tricks, pro tips and updated recipe card with nutrition information, video and equipment instructions. ***

 

 

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Moxie

Friday 2nd of February 2018

Perfect!

Tammy Rule

Thursday 2nd of October 2014

The perfect song for this recipe!

wendi.spraker@yahoo.com

Thursday 2nd of October 2014

Thanks Tammy! I hope you sing it all day long! :)

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