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Old 03-08-2010, 05:36 PM   #1
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Bacon Candy?

I just watched Alton Brown make bacon candy, and he called it praline bacon. He oven baked some bacon (on a cooling rack placed on top of the pan to catch the drippings), then about 5 minutes before it was done he topped each piece with a mixture of pecans and brown sugar. He baked it for another 5 minutes and let it cool before eating it. He put the pecans and brown sugar in the food processor and made it into a fine mixture before putting it on the bacon. I'm guessing you could use maple extract and a sugar free sweetener mixed with the pecans to make it low carb. I'm not sure if I would try this, but it sounded interesting.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:51 PM   #2
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:52 PM   #3
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oh man id die and go to heaven eating that
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I was watching that too. Soooooooooooooo good. You might could use Splenda of some sort. I use it to do sweet and sour chicken, and it seems to caramelize somewhat, unless that is just magical thinking on my part.
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I know, I love watching Alton! I had stopped watcing the Food Network for a while because it caused cravings, but some of the shows don't bother me too much now. I am so happy to see Alton adding some low carb compatable stuff in his mix.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:42 PM   #7
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My son and I made Bacon Chocolate bars the other day. We just double boiled some choc. He made his with the killer awesome Belgian bars and I made mine with the Dove Sugarfree stuff.
Anywho, dipped the bacon and chilled it....pretty good.
The two best things on the planet got married....oh heavenly fusion! hehehe

OH and then I saw on the tube the other day, donuts dipped in choc, then rolled in bacon bits...yikes that must be good! But I don't do donuts...and don't miss them either.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:05 AM   #8
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I saw this episode last night, here's the recipe. I was thinking of using Diabetisweet Brown in place of the sugar...

Ingredients
1 pound thick cut bacon
2 1/2 ounces light brown sugar, about 6 tablespoons
1 1/2 ounces pecan halves
Directions
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Line a half sheet pan with aluminum foil. Arrange the bacon in a single layer on a 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 small food processor. 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.

Alton said it was good as is, with eggs for breakfast, or even crumbled on top of ice cream!
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:39 AM   #9
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I actually tried making this (minus the pecans) when I fell off the low-carb wagon last year. I used thick-cut bacon and brown sugar.

It's like eating the fatty caramlised skin off of a baked ham.

I thought I'd never need a man again after I ate that stuff!

Now that I'm back on the wagon, I too wonder if something like Diabetisweet Brown could be used? Pehaps some spicy mustard as well.

Oh, what fond naughty thoughts I have of the candied bacon... *wistful sigh*
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:41 AM   #10
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way to ruin good bacon!
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