Recently I came across a bacon recipe online HERE that I absolutely HAD to try!
Bacon is one of the reasons I am not vegetarian. *wink*
I have made this recipe a couple times now and enough people have asked me for the recipe that I have decided to write out what I do to make them on here, along with additional suggestions based on my experience.
First up, you need a wire rack of some kind. You are going to have “drip-age” and it’s better to have it drip away from the crackers ;)
I used two cooling racks placed on top of a cookie sheet which I lined with foil. Allowed for easy clean up!
Pre-heat the oven to 350.
Next, you need crackers. I have used Toppables and they stand up quite well to the bacon and the baking.
Although they have this interested way of curling up! :)
Place the crackers on the wire rack and then prep your bacon. Cut it into squares that fit on top of each cracker avoiding any oversized pieces that hang over the edges.
NOTE #1: I have made these with cheaper bacon from the grocery store, as well as with high quality naturally fed bacon from a local meat counter. The cheaper bacon worked out better. It was saltier and you need that salt to cut through the sweet you are about to add. Also, thinner cut bacon is better.
Third, sprinkle each piece of bacon with a good amount of brown sugar.
Fourth, sprinkle each piece with a BIT of cayenne pepper.
Bake them for 10 minutes, turn them and bake for another 10 minutes. I found I needed another 5-10 minutes beyond that so you will want to watch them after the first 20 minutes (Total baking time: 20-30 minutes)
Note #2: They don’t seem to keep well, although this may be due to the type of crackers that I used. I found that they were somewhat soggy on the following day. So, best eaten soon after creation! :)